2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Riesling

Riesling.  It’s an interesting grape isn’t it?  So versatile.  It can be a dry as a bone food wine or have its fermentation stopped at any stage leaving varied levels of residual sugar in it to the point of it becoming a dessert wine.  I’ve tried some that have had wild fermentation treatment and some that have spent time in old oak casks.  Whatever form it is poured into my glass, I rate it…big time.

This one was interesting.  I wasn’t quite sure where it fitted in that ‘scale’ if you like.  The aromas were equally as interesting.  It was quite subdued giving only hints of it being a Riesling but one with some age.  My wife picked up a hint of kerosene (which she doesn’t like in a Riesling) as did I which seemed to be fighting with the slight citrus and honey/floral/blossom aromas.

The palate was definitely better.  The citrusy characters are more obvious,  there is some nice weight and feel in the mouth, finishing with drying grapefruit acidity and it lingers too.  I liked this wine but it’s a food wine, keep that in mind.

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Region: Orange, NSW     Price$24.00     Source: Sample courtesy of Angullong and Define Wine


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