Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2009
Riesling from Australia
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 11.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Showing great delicacy and restraint, the nose reveals spicy green apple with minerally slate,
lemon rind notes and a nuance of citrus blossom. Firm, natural acidity carries the length of the
palate and is adequately balanced by vibrant citrus flavors with a spicy edge. Long, lingering
citrus flavors present now will evolve into toasty, honeyed characters over time.
"A flowery, almost spicy, bouquet, then a finely
chiseled and precise palate, lime and mineral flavors intertwined; long-term future assured."
Australian Wine Companion
"Off vines planted in 1970, the 2009 Riesling has pronounced floral and honey aromas with nuances of frangipani, acacia honey and lime cordial. There's only about 2 g/l of residual sugar left in the wine, so it's a very dry style. The acid is very crisp and there's plenty of concentrated citrus fruit on the light bodied palate with a long steely finish. Drink it now to 2018+. "
The Wine Advocate
I took a flyer on this one and was glad I did. It had the right mix of fruit and verve yet it was surprisingly dry too. Motordavid can sell the remaining stock to me.
Light & Crisp
Decent riesling. Nothing to write home about.
For Riesling fans, this being currently 'sold 'out' may be a good thing: the reviews/ratings led me to buy a case instead of just trying it. It is thin, watery, a bit over acidic, very slight mineral, and lacking completely for a ~ $15 buck bottle, imo. I love Rieslings of nearly any kind, but this stuff is almost like a cheap pinot grigio diluted with cubes, by your non-wine drinking friends, at the backyard lawn party. 4 bottles into the case, my tasting impressions are all identical, and this stuff will not get better with anymore age. Very disappointed. Something like Pac Rim at <10 bucks is miles ahead. And,a really top Riesling is like from another planet, by comparo...skip this stuff. GL, mD
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The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance.
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The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow
and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling
is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this
variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity.
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