JuanaCruz wrote: »
Thought I'd better pop in ...
The Lidl Australian Clare Valley Riesling *2019* is a lovely summer drop with all the kind of lime and sherbert flavours you'd like and decent length.
The 2017 was nice but short (young-vines?) and the 2018 forgettable but this is perfect for this kind of weather ... drink by the bottle or caseload.
The 2017 and 2018 may have been suffering the effects of our long drought. The last couple of years have seen improving conditions. 2021 should be a great year.
I think I might have picked up a bottle of that on my last Lidl trip - stimulated by the discovery that Lidl's dirt-cheap cooking wines are far better than the Co-ops at 25% of the price, I grabbed a £6.99 Riesling, on the grounds that it is still suffering from the 1970s and you can still get really good Rieslings at a very good price. Sounds hopeful...
Sojourner wrote: »
Many happies,Barnabas_Aus, I trust that the actual day was the 11th
Pangolin Guerre wrote: »
I attended a wedding in the Eastern Townships ca. 2006, and the wines were from a local vineyard. The wines were organic, the vineyards were mixed crops (herbs and something else grown between the vines), but I don't think that there was a manure-filled bull's horn buried under a full moon. The wines were barely drinkable.
Barnabas_Aus wrote: »
Riesling seems to be making a bit of a comeback here in Oz. We have just finished a bottle of Calabria Bros 2018 Riesling from the Eden Valley in South Australia, the heart of Riesling production in Australia. It has a citrusy nose and palate, and is very easy drinking. At 20AUD a bottle it is very affordable, and much superior to the many ordinary sauv blancs which wholesalers have inserted onto restaurant winelists here.
Stercus Tauri wrote: »
Most memorable was the Baby Duck, so spectacularly bad that nobody got past a small taste of it. They told us that it had been popular at one time, but was by then hard to sell anywhere except in Newfoundland.
MaryLouise wrote: »
@Pangolin Guerre, @Marsupial I thought Eastern European wines were on the big comeback trail? Not that we get them in the Cape (South Africa), I hardly ever get to taste wines that aren't South African. Fished out this from Jancis Robinson, one of my favourite wine writers.