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Good Riesling from Oz! Who knew?

21 Jul

2006 Pikes Traditionale Riesling, Claire Valley, Australia $17.95 LCBO #066894

Ok…the secret is out…I love Riesling! Hands down, it is one of the most drinkable and food friendly wines out there. The problem is not enough of us are out there trying it. That has to change!

We all know that Australia produces some excellent Chardonnay, but in South Australia’s Claire Valley, it’s Riesling that is king. The 2006 Pikes Traditionale Rieslng is an exceptional example of what a Claire Valley Riesling can be. It has well defined flavours of lemon, lime, red delicious apple, and a hint of gasoline. (Yeah…I know it sounds weird but trust me on this one.) It also has a great acidic zing to it that holds all the flavours together. I would recommend serving this wine with spicy Thai food or even a salmon ceviche.

At $17.95, Pikes Traditionale Riesling is an amazing value, but the hidden secret about this wine is that it will age beautifully and can be drunk any time over the next 10 years…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on July 21, 2008 in Australia, Riesling, White Wine

 

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