Galafrey Dry Grown Reserve Riesling 2016
Following on in this line of ’16 Riesling comes another crazy cheap wine. Is Riesling our most under-priced variety? It would be easy to make a case in the positive…
The appeal of the Galafrey wines is always about their concentration. The benefits of dry-grown grapegrowing writ large. This, fittingly, is tight and dense – you can feel the intensity of the flavour at every angle. There’s some of the classic, cooked lime and jasmine of Great Southern Riesling, and backed by a surprisingly ripe palate (given the low alcohol).
Strictly speaking this is just a bit linear and firm for immediate enjoyment, but the length and coiled power all point to a more than healthy future ahead. And just $25/bottle? Superb value. Best drinking: 2017-2027+. 17.7/20, 92/100+. 12%, $25. Would I buy it? I’d knock off most of a bottle no sweat.
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Is Riesling our most under-priced variety? I hope so. I love the fact that I can buy a Riesling of sublime quality for under $20.