I have tasted and drunk plenty of Tassie riesling and I don’t remember ever being disappointed with one. I may have been but I doubt it.
Something that did surprise me, and may surprise you, is that Moores Hill were established in 1997. For the many years I have visited Launceston, and consequently the Tamar Valley, I did not realise they were there. In that time, I have only visited twice. Sad I know.
It will come as no surprise however that this wine greets you with an intense floral nose with a hit of lemons and limes. Typically Tasmanian I hear you say. Yes it is but, it still has quite an individual charm to it that will, or should I say does, seduce you. The citrusy flavours conspire with the lovely, almost spritzy, acid to keep you topping up your glass.
And let’s not forget the hint of residual sugar that I got on the palate. It’s not a ‘sweetener’ but an equaliser. To remind the aforementioned co-conspirators that it’s not all about them. It’s about “the whole is the sum of all its parts”. All of these parts have combined beautifully to produce a pure, fresh, delicious Riesling.
Region: Tamar Valley, Tasmania Price: $30 Source: Retail purchase