2012 Bay of Fires Riesling

bay of fires rieslingWith all the (deserved) hype surrounding the 2012 Rieslings from the Clare and Eden Valleys it’s easy to forget that other areas fared well too. This Bay of Fires version from Tasmania is crackerjack stuff, pure and simple.

Straddles all things citrus with grapefruit dominant over finger limes, lemon zest, green apples and a hint of bath salts. On the nose wilted flowers and a little funk are playfully juxtaposed. Lovely mouthfeel; no hard acid and a mere impression of sweetness that doesn’t veer into off-dry territory. Vivacious and full of intent as it flows through the palate. So alive. The finish is extensive and dramatic, with spice and granite-like minerality. Yes please! 95 Excellent

Region: Tasmania
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $31.50
Tasted: February 2013


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