Watervale 2015 Riesling

$25.00

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A lovely pale yellow/green: in the glass it even looks crisp and delicious. It smells like an apple that gave apples a good name (before so many were bred down for conformity, blandness and yield)…really sweet, ripe and alluring, yet always dignified, with notes of lemon blossom, lime and cassis. When you taste a wine like this it’s easy to see why Watervale has got such a lofty reputation. And on the palate it’s got lovely depth and intensity; 2015 is a relatively generous wine for our Watervale Riesling. There’s lots of really ripe apple, lemon and lime fruit and perhaps even a whisper of something more tropical. In this vintage this wine a definitely walking in the footsteps of the Big Fine Girl, at a respectable distance though, of course: the 2015 Watervale is a bridge between the opulence of the Big Fine Girl and the delicacy and elegance of the Sevenhill Riesling. Delicious now (of course) but should cellar beautifully for ten years. 13.5% alc/vol