||Penfolds (Australia) Rawson's Retreat 2001
It's great to be able to recommend a reasonably-priced, very widely available Australian riesling that is so typical and so delicious. The nose of this wine burst with fresh, juicy lime fruit. There's a little exotic hint of pineapple and tropical fruit, but also floral nuances and a little suggestion of wet stones and minerals. The palate has plenty of richness, with medium-body, but the great cut and thrust is sweet yet sharp lime cordial flavours, with hints of juicy, ripe pear and apple. The finish is crisply-defined by pure, elegant acidity leaving it dry and fresh.
£4.99 Booths, Oddbins, Tesco, Co-op, Unwins, First Quench,