Friday, 25 January 2013

Another great Riesling

My last post was discussed four excellent, yet very different Rieslings, being:
  • 2007 Annies Lane Copper Trail
  • 2000 Pokolbin Estate Hunter Riesling
  • 2009 Hugel Alsace
  • 2008 Grosset Polish Hill
Therefore, I was still thinking about Rieslings earlier in the week.  I almost brought along a bottle of the 2008 Grosset Springvale Riesling to compare with their Polish Hill style from the same vintage when I was on Food in Focus last week, but as it was, we already had four bottles to try!

So I opened the bottle of 2008 Grosset Springvale Riesling to drink while blogging earlier in the week and to go with a salmon and cream cheese bagel for dinner.  It was magnificent.  It was lighter and with less mineral taste than the Grosset Polish Hill and very drinkable today (even though it will cellar a long, long time).  It still had acid and strong minerals, but not like the Polish Hill which is over the top!  It tasted of lime, grapefruit and lychee.

I love how versatile Riesling is.  This one went well with salmon and cream cheese the first night and then we had the rest with Thai food the second evening and it matched up just as well.

I have been on a bit of a Riesling kick recently as it provides great variety in style and taste.  Clare Valley makes premium Rieslings and it is difficult to go wrong with any Riesling from the area.  Canberra is also known for their Rieslings.  Try a few different ones and see what you like best.  I love them all!

Steve Shipley
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