WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

JIM BARRY 2013 THE LODGE HILL DRY RIES­LING $ 22

Clare Val­ley, SA 12.4 per cent www.jimbarry.com

Pale with green­ish tinges, an aro­matic flo­ral and her­bal nose, and a soft, full and nicely bal­anced palate sug­gest­ing basil and tar­ragon be­fore fin­ish­ing with a re­fresh­ing and cleans­ing touch of cit­rus. PATINA 2012 SCAN­DALOUS RIES­LING $ 27

Or­ange, NSW 11.9 per cent www.pati­naw­ines.com.au

More cit­rusy and trop­i­cal fruity than the pre­vi­ous wine. Sweeter too, with the rel­a­tively high level of resid­ual sugar soften­ing the acid and, while stop­ping short of a dessert wine, mak­ing for a more pop­u­lar, eas­ier-drink­ing style. MOO­RILLA 2011 RIES­LING $ 30

Ber­riedale, Tas 12.7 per cent www.moo­rilla.com.au

A fine- boned drop from a diffi cult vin­tage with flo­ral, lime aro­mas and a soft, del­i­cate palate show­ing at­trac­tive min­er­ally/ malty char­ac­ters lifted and re­freshed by a long and pro­nounced, dry cit­rusy fin­ish. JA­COB’S CREEK 2012 STEINGARTEN RIES­LING $ 32

Eden Val­ley, SA 12.1 per cent www.ja­cob­screek.com

Clas­sic dried flow­ers and tin­gling ginger spice nose with ginger and lemon grass flavours on a tex­tured, just- off- dry, fleshy- fruited palate, not as finely tuned or steely as one might ex­pect from the Eden Val­ley but un­der­lined by good, re­fresh­ing acid­ity.

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