Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

MAD FISH 2012 Ries­ling $ 18

Great South­ern, WA 12.0 per cent

GLOW­ING mid- yel­low colour with bright, lime zest aro­mas, the palate also nicely lime and flo­ral tast­ing with just a touch of aged honey- ness pro­vid­ing added ap­peal be­fore fin­ish­ing clean and ap­petis­ingly dry. Good value.

FROG­MORE CREEK 2013 Ries­ling $ 24

South­ern Tas­ma­nia 12.5 per cent

A VERY fine, del­i­cate and pris­tine style with lovely green ap­ple and lime blos­som aro­mas and flavours, the palate in­tense and tightly struc­tured around a core of juicy acid be­fore clos­ing with a hint of lime cor­dial- like sweet­ness on the beau­ti­fully crisp, sher­bet- fresh fin­ish.

THE YARD 2013 Ries­ling $ 25

Fran­k­land River, WA 11.5 per cent

A MORE open, up- front style than the Frog­more Creek, less in­tense, broader and fleshier with toast and marmalade- like flavours cou­pled with touches of spice, the palate light­weight but nicely tex­tured and with some depth and rich­ness in a pleas­ing, pop­u­lar- drink­ing style.

PAR­ISH VINE­YARD 2013 Ries­ling $ 29

Penna, Tas­ma­nia 11.5 per cent

INI­TIALLY a rather muted style with only faint sug­ges­tions of the bright cit­rusy lift on the nose and palate that one ex­pects from a Tas­ma­nian Coal River Ries­ling. Given an hour or so in the glass, the wine opened up con­sid­er­ably to pro­vide much more en­joy­able drink­ing. So give it air or some cel­lar time.

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