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South Australia, Australia
Clare Valley
Riesling
2002
$17.99
12.5%
Full golden color but not that aged looking, good consistency to the rims. Mint, rubber, lemon curd, the nose does feel matured, however, not fully, gets more sugary as it warms with Asian pear, peach, apricot scents which are more subtle than aggressive. Medium-bodied, whipped cream and vanilla soften things then it gets lemony to excess. the acidity is plus level but the mouth feel remains on the blunt side. The tropical nectarine, papaya fruit tastes semi-faded yet still lots of rounder apricot, peach, apple left. More minerally finish, the rubber notes bubble through now and then, good sinew at the end.
90 points