2019 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

Recently, my wife and I decided to go for a walk in the bush.  Not that we are bush walkers by any stretch of the imagination, it was just that we were in a pristine area of Tasmania so it seemed the natural thing to do there.  While we were walking, the air we were breathing seemed so fresh, so clean and so pure it was like it was brand new.  I don’t know if you can imagine that; brand new air, but it describes it perfectly for me.  This wine and the air we were breathing are similar.  The only difference is, this wine is definitely brand new and you can tell.

It may be very pale in colour but it is not pale in any other way.  Vibrant and fresh aromas typical of a young riesling.  Lemons and slightly floral notes, coupled with a hint of musk (has it rubbed up against a bunch of Gewürztraminer grapes?) is what it is all about here.  Terrific fresh flavours of lemons, limes, and apple acidity and plenty of them being offered up.  That acidity carries the juicy fruit to a lovely long finish where there is also some texture adding a very pleasant dimension to such a young wine.  This is an absolute bargain Riesling!

Jim Barry Website

Region: Clare Valley, SA     Price: $20 (It can be found cheaper)  Source: Retail Purchase

Jim Barry - Watervale Riesling Bottle Shot

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