Another very fresh and vital release under this label. The Wirra Wirra The Lost Watch Riesling 2020 is especially taut and lively.
Water clear and ultra pure Adelaide Hills Riesling. Not sharp-edged, ripeness is tempered by pristine acidity. Delicacy without being harsh. Maybe a little too lean, but tempered with such linearity and precision. Precise is a great word here – it’s laser-etched white wine and yet not hard. Really quite delicious instead.
Best drinking: now to ten years. But I like it best now. 18/20, 93/100. 13%, $25. Wirra Wirra website. Would I buy it? Worth a bottle at this price.
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Coincidentally, a few weeks ago, I opened a bottle of Wirra Wirra’s 2000 ‘Hand Picked’ Riesling (13%) from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Coonawarra, and Grampians. It was of course old, and a bit tired, but what was most interesting was that it tasted of an old German Riesling, a complex Spatlese that had lost it sweet edge. It offered a fascinating insight into how some Australian Riesling might age.