Monday, November 7, 2011

Rockford Riesling

Somebody mentions Rockford, you think Basket Press Shiraz or Sparkling Shiraz. I came across this 2009 Rockford Eden Valley Riesling and was very positively surprised.

This Riesling is different from the highly fancied steely Eden Valley or Claire Valley Rieslings. It is generous and full flavoured, yet it is a dry wine. It shows the famous lime characteristics of Eden Valley and has good minerality, too. The mouthfeel is very satisfying. The other side of the coin: You would not say this wine has ultimate precision or elegance, and  it finishes a bit short, but overall, a really pleasing Riesling.

Score: 91/+

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