Thursday, May 05, 2011

Long Flat Destinations Clare Valley Riesling 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Fragrant notes of bright lemon and jasmine on the nose

Light bodied and crisp on the palate

Tart finish of lychee with trailing honey accents


Wow, what a great value wine! It's bright and floral; an excellent food wine. I couldn't believe my wife found this $10 wine marked down to $4. A steal for sure.

Of all the many wines from Australia, Clare Valley Riesling is significantly under-represented in the US and other export markets. Riesling is not trendy and Australia seems to continue to stock the oversees shelves with Shiraz and Chardonnay. If you haven't sampled a Riesling from Clare Valley, you really need to track one down. They are light and lively wines, exhibiting a dance of flavors, and excellent with food. All this for a few dollars. Raise a glass!

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