What’s the glass tonight Jan 19th

ps-riesling 2012

Selaks Premium Selection (white label) Riesling 2012 – $

‘Approachable’ wines like this are produced to be consumed about 30mins after purchase. I waited two days to drink this bargain up at the skiclub.

I liked it. Fresh and fruity, I say more medium than off-dry, a pale yellow in the glass; it has a citrus nose, and sweet apple and pear flavours in the mouth. Easy to drink, a quenching aperitif after a days hard yakka on the work party.

Funny about rieslings. You know how they deepen in colour and oxidise and get a touch of the ‘kerosene-y’ smell and flavour as they age and develop? Otherwise known as 1,1,6-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene (TDN). it is an acquired taste, and not for all. But this can lead to bargains if you like your wine old(er). My local supermarket last summer sold a whole bunch of Mill Reef 2008 rieslings for under $9. They were great drinking, but as the wine was moving towards the ‘mature’ end of the flavour profile, it wouldn’t have appealed much to the 30min crowd, so I guess out the door it had to go…

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