|My watch is not lost…|
Wirra Wirra The Lost Watch Riesling 2012 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
12.5%, Screwcap, $20
Whilst Wirra itself is on something of a roll at the moment, it is the whites that have been the most improved, the 12th Man Chardonnay and this Riesling particularly so.
Handpicked Lenswood grapes are the star here though, drawn from what is shaping to be a great vintage in South Australia for many producers. Oh and the Lost Watch name? From Greg Trott – founder of Wirra Wirra – who was famously late to everything.
A genuinely pure and lively Riesling this one, looking fresh but also exactingly ripe. It has a rather floral and pretty nose of some purity, the characters still a little reticent though still showing grapefruit and white flower florals. Palate too is taut and grapefruity with very sprightly acidity and a general feeling of cleanliness. Perhaps a little simple now, yet with such linear style and liveliness that you just want to neck the whole bottle. Comparatively cheap too. I’d buy it.
Drink: Now – 2015+