Adnams Ri Riesling 9%, M Marlborough
New Ne Zealand 2017 20 £9.99, Ad Adnams
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.