Drinking Outside The Box

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Wine Tasting Video: Rieslings from South Australia & the Rheingau in Germany November 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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Wakefield Riesling 2010, Clare Valley, Australia (£10.49-£12.99 Waitrose, www.slurp.co.uk, Nidderdale Fine Wines, Oliver’s Beers and Wines, Wadebridge Wines, Wine in Cornwall, Wines of the World, Sommelier Wine Company, Victor Hugo Wines)
Good mix of the full, fleshy plummy rhubarb flavour with more sleek and tangy citrus notes. Add in some toasty notes, a hint of marmalade and some river pebble minerality and you have a rather tasty wine. S(-)

Prinz von Hessen Riesling Dachsfilet 2010, Rheingau, Germany (£21.38 Bibendum for the 2009*)
Stylish, grown-up wine, smells quite tight and toasty with a taut citrus character, but opens up to show quite weighty mandarin orange flesh and minerally earthiness. S(+)

Prinz von Hessen Riesling ‘H’ QbA 2010, Rheingau, Germany (£11.42 Bibendum for the 2009*)
Another that smells tight but opens up when you taste it. Again, there’s the earthy toasty citrus & mineral notes plus sprightly green apple flavours. S-

Prinz von Hessen Riesling Kabinett 2010, Rheingau, Germany (£15.17 Bibendum for the 2009*)
A richer, fuller, fleshier style, still with some (ripe) citrus notes but also more exotic plum and rhubarb, with floral hints, some gingerbread and vanilla notes and a nice tension between sweet and sour on the finish. S(-)

* Bibendum should be moving onto these 2010s soon

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