Printhie MCC Riesling 2012 Review

Posted: January 7, 2014 in Australia
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Printhie MCC Riesling 2012

Vintage: 2012

Style: Off-dry white

Country: Australia

Region: Orange


Overview It seems of late that many wine drinkers are obsessed with ‘dry’. It’s common to hear consumers in Cellar Doors, bottles shops and restaurants remark: ‘Is it dry? I only like dry wine. I think this might be too fruity for me. No, I don’t like rosé it’s too sweet. Riesling is a sweet wine isn’t it? DRY! DRY! DRY!’ It’s as if people see sweetness as evil, the dark side of wine which could be attributed to the popularity of wines like Blue Nun and Mateus Rosé. The thing is that wine should be balanced and in some cases Riesling can be too dry and too acidic. This wine is the perfect example of using a touch of residual sugar to add balance. At first I barely perceived the sweetness in this wine due to the fresh acidity and pristine fruit characters. By leaving a tiny bit of residual sweetness in this wine Printhie have made an impressive wine with great length and is perfect with Asian and spicy food.


Tasting note: A distinct nose of lemon sherbet, orange blossom and straw. The palate is pure and clean with a touch of lime juice. If it wasn’t for the residual sugar the acidity would induce sour warhead style sweats. The combination of pure fruit, powerful acidity and residual sugar grant this wine fantastic length.


Final Say: Get some balance in your diet. $20-25 a bottle


Score: 18 out of 20

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