Green apple with a tart finish. A squeeze of lemon. Mandarin as it warms in the glass. Too pretty on night one, tart finish too much of a contrast to big floral nose. Better on night two, nose settled and finish less tart, more length with talc and mineral. On night three I swear there's both apricot and peach. Can't help but wonder if there's a splash of viognier in this, which would explain the lifted aromatics. Must admit on night one I was underwhelmed by this, but at end of bottle on night three, quite captivated, lots going on. One to put away for a few years.
Riesling Rampage: Strongly floral nose, with some apple and pear. The palate starts off with ripe fruits but finishes with strong cleansing acidity. Liked this a little bit better than when I last tried it, but not up there with the best from 2012 for me so far.
Clonakilla Dinner 2012 (Moon Under Water, Melbourne): Clearly a young wine, currently lacking the complexity of the older wines tasted alongside. Fresh and crisp with a good line. I don't have enough experience with Riesling to know how this will develop compared to the other wines, but Tim appeared quite happy with the wine.
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