Had with Japanese: sushi. sashimi, pork belly and soft shell crab. Full and round with kerosene on the nose. Still some citrus but minerality not Germanic despite what the bottle says. The 12.5% alc felt more. In its quiet period?
Consistant with previous note: Petrol & rubber, with lemon and lime notes Would have preferred this a little sweeter but very good none the less Held over 5 days in the fridge and still drinking well on day 5 so has a lot of longevity.
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(Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling (Clare Valley)) This example treads a somewhat different path to many of the other young, sherbetty, minerally Rieslings on show here today. This has a rather perfumed nose, a touch soapy and feminine, with a chalky edge. Open and accessible on the palate, although with a similar mineral-soapstone character. It has a good midpalate presence though, even if it is rather soft at first. Good potential here I think.
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