Botrytis Riesling 2017 – Black Market Deal #34532 – 375ml
- Sweet, opulent
Botrytised? Yes, ‘noble rot’, that ‘good’ kind of grape condition that happens in certain seasons, to produce fruit that is more intense in every way. This sweet treat is a more deep, luscious version of an already good riesling. Think: lime and ginger, semi-dried apricot and crystalline lemon drop action. Unctuous and sweet but not too rich or cloying in the slightest; managing to be fresh on the palate. Full but fine. Set yourself up properly for a dinner party with this wine.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- 100% Riesling
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Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.