Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rosemount Estates Traminer-Riesling 2004 (PB)

This South Eastern Australian blend is a pale golden with a very light bouquet of apricots and peaches. In the mouth it is sweeter than I would have expected but is quite refreshing. It could benefit from a little more acid to counter the intense sweetness but it works never-the-less. The texture is rich and there is a subtle hint of bananas which is quite nice. The finish is long and satisfying. This was a Wine Spectator top 100 under $15. I paid $6 on sale from $9. I was a little reticent to pair it with food due its rich sweetness but we had breaded pollock on a bed of steamed spinach with fiddle heads. It worked very well. Which is why we cannot raise a glass; there’s nothing left-- always a good sign. Really nice all by itself with a little chill on it yet works with light delicate flavor foods. I recommend it!

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