Wine of the Week AU

Skillogalee Riesling, 2016, Clare Valley, AUD $25

You will get drawn in immediately by the expressive aroma of lemongrass, ripe gooseberry and sweet lime, plus a heady note reminiscent of wisteria. The palate is full and powerful, with a core of juicy lemon flavours. I like the opulence and roundness of the mid-palate and the flavoursome pithiness of the finish. The strong line of acidity supports and lengthens the wine.

While completely lovely now, I would be keen to see it with age, particularly in the mid-term. I expect it will mature into a complex and intensely flavoured wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: 2017 to 2026

Food: Barbecued barramundi, with coconut and coriander, wrapped in a banana leaf

Stockists: Skillogalee Wines; Fine Wine Specialist – NSW; Domaine Wine Shippers – Vic & QLD (AU distributors)

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