Riesling Rampage: Floral and lime notes on the nose. Dry on the palate with well structured acidity. I like the balance but the fruit lacks a little intensity and depth. Consistent with a previous tasting.
I am really surprised that I paid $30 for this. A nice wine, but a pretty stock standard Australian Riesling. Good to see the Aussie palate moving in this direction, but this one doesn't offer nearly the floral aroma or mineral characteristic of a similarly priced Mosel Kabinett Trocken or Rheingau Erste Gewächs. I know Ken Helm is a Riesling legend in Australia and a man's gotta make a living, but this style is a dime a dozen these days. I'd like to see Aussies make more styles with higher residual sugar, without making you shell out $50 for it. Otherwise, there is no reason to move away from where it is done best.
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