Words, wise or otherwise, about wine

Petaluma Riesling Hanlin Hill 2008


Classic Clare Valley Riesling. A big hit of lime initially surfing on a wave of cut throat acidity but this quickly settles down to a more gentle minerally wine with grapefruit and a sinew of kerosene. This is delicious to drink now but the depth of flavour, zesty acidity and generous length suggest that another 5 years in the cellar would be well rewarded. 89/100


3 responses

  1. I have to try more Australian rieslings…

    January 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    • You should, you won’t be disappointed! Clare valley has a distinct style and offers tremendous value for the quality.

      January 13, 2013 at 12:10 am

      • Good to know. Always good to have an idea what areas are good and have a decent price quality ration.

        January 13, 2013 at 12:48 am

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