Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goaty Hill 2016 Riesling

There are two Tasmanian rieslings that usually stand out from the rest when matched with food; the Moores Hill Riesling and the Goaty Hill Riesling; sourced from vineyards just a few kilometres apart in the Tamar Valley. When I was a member of the judging panels for the Taste of Tasmania and Festivale, one of these two would invariably win the category. I am no longer a judge at either festival but the pair of them just keep notching up wins. One or the other. The 2016 from Goaty Hill is as good as ever; bright and shiny like a flashy new sports car with lemon/lime and grapefruit notes, effervescent floral characters and brisk, assertive acid. Pair this with oysters, crayfish or plain old flathead and chips and you have a winning combination. Outstanding. 94/100. $30.

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