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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Good dessert style wine: Giesen Riesling 2012

I like those "dry-medium dry-medium sweet-sweet" diagrams that now appear on a lot of riesling bottles.  That said, I have probably made more mistakes of the "oh my God it's sweet kind" with German riesling than with Australian or across the Tasman pond versions.  In this case, the arrow is pointed at the lower end of "medium sweet", and that's what's in the bottle.   I liked this wine.  Pale intensity, and a lemon-white in colour, it has an aroma of vibrant lemon and lime in quite a fulsome expression.  On the palate, it's medium sweet(!) and the high acid effortlessly balances the youthful, exhuberent and pure lemon and lime flavours.  While not the most complex wine in the world (you need to pay more than $15 if you want that...), I found it enjoyable due to its balance and purity of fruit flavours.  Good

Abv: 10%
Price: $15
Source: sample
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.giesen.co.nz
Tasted: 2013
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