Some trepidation as a 2011 of this was just a little too austere, crackling with lemony acidity. The 2012 is a gentler, riper but still poised edition. A full range smells of a just starting to age Riesling, all in the deliciously ripe spectrum. White peach, lime, Meyer lemon, and a pinch of something more tropically exotic. Just the right touch of a busy garage, terpenes to the chemists. A cushioned glide as it slides down on that ripe acidity, refreshed for more please. Sometimes only one bottle in the cellar is good, as in interesting but enough, sometimes you really wish you had more, like this.
Oops, forgot to note the alcohol %. Screw cap. About $21 on release.
2 thoughts on “2012 Castle Rock Estate Riesling”
For a moment, I thought you were channeling Marc Shield’s “Keep a second bottle handy” principle, but it was not so.
We’re both old enough to remember the late Mark. His column in the afternoon Herald was a major contributor to learning to drink well and often. One bottle is rarely enough.