2017 Bailey Wine Co Bryksy Vineyard Watervale Riesling

I don’t think this is correct but, I wonder if the Aussie cricket captain, Steve Smith, had anything to do with making this wine.  I know what you’re thinking.  Where on earth is he going with this.

Let’s have a look at the wine first shall we.  Very aromatic when you give it a good swirl.  Lemons mainly.  Love that in a Riesling.  Sip away at this wine and that’s where it comes to life.   To use the term “citrusy characters” sounds common and yeah, it is like that but, it’s not regulation.  There seems to be another dimension or layer or something that adds absolute deliciousness to this wine.

Okay so, have you ever watched Steve Smith at the crease when he is batting?  If you have, you’ll be able to understand what I mean.  He is a lively bugger, is technically correct, seems comfortable in the arena, is consistent and is (will be) rewarded with high scores.  Hello! This wine is exactly that!!  Now do you see what I mean?

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the 2016 vintage but I think Tim Bailey has taken it up a notch with this one.  (By the way, it hasn’t been released yet so I’ve used a pic of the 2016)


Region: Watervale, Clare Valley     Price: $25     Source: Generous Friend


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