13 years young under screw cap. Very light golden colour with still some primary freshness. What? Will it develop fully? A lovely drop but not a patch on the 2005. Drink now or hold for another 10-15 years.
NobleRottersSydney - Hunter Valley dinner (Darling Mills, Glebe): More stelvin. This is ultra-closed – I can scarcely detect any aromas at all on this wine. A hint of minerals & musk perhaps, but that’s being imaginative. Some steely acid on the palate, but even this is not as persistent as I expected (maybe this is a consequence of tasting young Hunter semillon beforehand). Not a ‘generous’ wine by any stretch. If there are rieslings made in Australia that are absolutely NOT intended to be drunk young, this surely must be one of them. Maybe it will blossom. Maybe I’ll taste some more older Steingartens one day and find out.
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