Zeppelin Eden Valley Riesling 2011 (Eden Valley, SA)
12%, Screwcap, $20
Produced by ex Mcwilliams winemaker Corey Ryan in conjunction with Kym Teusner. Sourced from a single High Eden vineyard, this was hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed. Lots of promise there.
It doesn’t quite deliver on that promise really, the challenging vintage stamped all over it. Already quite golden in colour, it looks rather forward and advanced, showing more than a little terpene petrochemical characters already, with sherbet and bath salt regional characters in there too. The palate is quite rich and full, soft and a little juicy, the acidity soft and light. All correct there. My gripe is more about the nutty oxidative edge and the hint of rot through the finish derailing that freshness.
Score: 15.8/20 86/100
Would I buy it? No
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