2019 Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling

I have been known to store a lot of photos on my phone.  I’m probably not alone on that point but there is always a reason for me not deleting a photo.  Well, I’m glad I chose to keep a photo of this wine.  It reminded me of the fact I had forgotten to post a review.  I’m also pleased I always make notes when tasting wines.

This gold medal and trophy winning half dry Riesling, also made by the talented Jacob Stein, was tasted at the same time as the 2019 Dry Riesling.  I honestly thought I had finished the review and published it.  I know they say ‘the older you get the more forgetful you get’, well, I don’t consider myself that old, and I can be forgetful at times, but not when it comes to doing something I enjoy.  Oh well, thankfully it hasn’t happened since.  Huge apology to Jacob Stein and Dave Cumming of Define Wine Marketing.  So, to the wine in question.

An intense and aromatic nose of lemons and limes with a slight sweetness coming through.  The impact of the terrific fruit flavours on the palate are quite something.  Again, there’s lemon and lime characters that are perfectly balanced by a touch of sweetness.  Add in texture and lovely acidity on the finish and you get a delicate yet rich, impeccably balanced and beautiful wine.  Served blind, I challenge anyone to pick the 15 grams residual sugar.

Robert Stein Website

Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $40     Source: Sample courtesy of Robert Stein and Define Wine

Robert Stein Half Dry 2019

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