Pizzini Riesling 2013 (King Valley, Vic)
11%, Screwcap, $16CD
This Riesling, however, is lightening up my evening. It’s the best Pizzini Riesling I can remember, carrying a near perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Wonderfully floral aromatics too, with the barest hint of fairy floss in amongst the jasmine prettiness, all sitting over a tangy palate with just the slightest hint of residual sweetness to match the firm citrussy acidity. It’s perhaps a slightly short finish, but that’s one of the few quibbles.
Fabulous drinkability and bloody ridiculous value, I’d drink it now for the freshness and aromatic intensity.
Score: 18.1/20, 93/100