2013 Parish Vineyard Riesling

imageA new venture from Louisa Rose and Robert Hill Smith. The vineyard in question is situated in the Coal River Valley in Tasmania. Excellent aromatics and indeed everything looks pretty darn good until the mid-palate subsides and the wine pulls up somewhat short.

Lemons, guava, green apples and melon with florals and slate. Some breadth on the palate but not in an unbecoming way. Chalky coda with a slightest suggestion of pith and tonic water. Such a shame that it meanders without conviction at a certain point. Still, there’s much to work with. 90

Region: Coal River, Tasmania
Alcohol: 11.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $28.95
Tasted: March 2014

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2 Responses to 2013 Parish Vineyard Riesling

  1. Andrew Burge says:

    I just know I’m going to like this wine – if not this vintage then future ones. So much potential in Tassie.

  2. Much to like here Andrew. Just falls at the final hurdle.

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