Ad­nams Ri Ries­ling 9%, M Marl­bor­ough

New Ne Zealand 2017 20 £9.99, Ad Ad­nams

The Observer Magazine - - Food & Drink -

If the Ger­mans are the masters of del­i­cate off-dry ries­ling, then any op­ti­mism for its re­vival among UK drinkers owes at least as much to the emer­gence of wines from pro­duc­ers in­spired in by the masters of the Mosel and the th Rhein­gau. Such peo­ple (and wines) can be found all over the world. In re­cent weeks, I’ve I’v en­joyed Aus­tralian mas­ter crafts­man Mac M Forbes’s Ries­ling RS 19 2017 (from £18.20, £1 Lay & Wheeler), with its pin­point clar­ity, cla lime, white flow­ers and, as the name im­plies im (RS 19 stands for 19g of resid­ual sugar su per litre of wine) a barely per­cep­ti­ble hit hi of sweet­ness; while, across the Tas­man Sea, Se Dr John For­rest’s take on what the Ger­mans Ge would call the ‘kabi­nett’ style of ries­ling, rie which he makes for Ad­nams, is nim­ble, ni bright, cir­tussy and good value.

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