Mixed Dozen #25: Riesling, The Great All-Rounder
James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
March 8, 2016
by Casey Warrener
Here at Halliday we love our Riesling, both for the value and versatility it presents. The you, zesty numbers are great warm weather refreshers, and those with a little residual sugar are our go-to for Asian BYO. There are late-picked and botrytis Rieslings to satisfy the sweet fiends among us, and aged Rieslings make a good match for full flavored cheese. Riesling really is an all-rounder, and you can find top-rated bottles for an absolute steal.
95 pts 2015 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling
The grapes come from Wyjup Vineyard, 40km south of Mount Barker. A classic wine, and ever reliable; it has a particular delicacy, yet has pure lime juice flavors, purity heightened by the natural acidity. Good now, even better in 5+ years. Great value. 12% alc.