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Dirty Three South Gippsland Riesling 2014


Recommendation: Nice, very typical off-dry Riesling.

Winery/Producer: Dirty Three Wines; Leongatha, Australia.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: South Gippsland, Australia.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $34.90 (AUS) about $19.00 (US) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Spinach and artichoke hummus with tzatziki sauce. Chicken curry with basmati rice, cucumber raita, naan bread and poppa dams.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening and kept on ice between pours. Clear, with a tiny hint of yellow color…it looks like a glass of glycerin. Very light sweaty horse aroma. VERY smooth, fresh, firm and crisp grassy taste with a medium-length finish that has slight hints of mineral and sweetness. GREAT with the chicken curry. Nice, very typical off-dry Riesling.

    She said: Medium yellow color, on the gold side. Fat, slow legs. Mild aroma with a hint of horse. Taste on the bland side with light fruit but not overly sweet. Finish was long but continued with the bland sweet taste until the very end when a tad of tartness entered. The hummus and wine were OK. The wine came into its own with the very flavorful, but not hot, curry that was accompanied by a sweet chutney. I don’t like Rieslings in general and this is no exception when were talking about sipping. If you are talking about pairing, the story is very different, tonights pairing is why I bug Ray to include a Riesling in any large wine order he makes. With the right food Rieslings are fantastic!

    Comments: Purchased in a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 10.9%

Bar code: 9 345209 000224

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