Best’s Riesling 2012

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Australia
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Best’s Riesling 2012

Vintage: 2012

Style: Dry white

Country: Australia

Region: Great Western, Victoria


Overview: Cue You’re the Best by John Esposito because Best’s are the best around, no one’s ever gonna bring them down (please note that this joke is made on the assumption that everyone in the world has seen Karate Kid).

Jokes aside Best’s have recently taken out an award that can almost make above claim true. To win the Jimmy Watson trophy pretty much guarantees that the award receiving wine will sell out shortly after. The Best Bin no1 Shiraz won the Jimmy Watson trophy last year which is awarded only to red wines. This wine is not the Jimmy Watson winner (der) but has gained itself an award just as prestigious as the Jimmy Watson. It was bestowed the title, not by me, but a fellow drinker partaking this wine to be ‘the wine that brought me out of dryness’, an award that all should strive for (get your mind out of the gutter, she was talking about not having a drink for a few weeks).


Tasting note: Aromas of orange blossom and austere lime. Not bone-dry, there’s a touch of sweet fruit such as orange blossom and sherbet but finishes dry with tones of lime, granny smith apples and fresh, clean acidity.


Final Say: Break your dry spell and wet your whistle with this one. You can pick it up for $20-$25 a bottle.

Score: 18.5 out of 20 (93 out of 100)

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