Rieslings from Austria, Australia & Alsace

An excellent trio…

Landhaus Mayer Riesling 2013, Lower Austria (£13.99 Naked Wines)
Clean and brisk like a mountain stream, with a stony note alongside the tangy, herb-scented lime and lemon flavours, just a hint of jelly-like confection, but overall, this is light in body, full in flavour and very tasty. S-

Jacobs Creek Steingarten Riesling 2011, Barossa, Australia (£14.95 Asda)
Already showing some of the honeyed toasty notes that will become more prominent with further age, but there’s still a wealth of fresh citrus flavour, herbal zing and mineral tension. Delicious and promising. S(+)

Hugel Riesling 2012, Alsace, France (£16.99* Le Vieux Comptoir, Cambridge Wine Merchants, French Wine People, Inverarity Morton, Pimlico Dozen, Oxford Wine Company)
Sweet and sour style – think crystallised oranges, stewed rhubarb and quince jelly – and while this is quite fleshy fare, there’s plenty of earthy freshness too. S

* I tasted a half-bottle, but this price is for 75cl

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