Bloodwood Orange Riesling 2018


If there is a bargain region for riesling in Australia then Orange is it. A cool climate, thanks to altitude, with an occasional dump of winter snow, creates rieslings that are not shy of acidity, giving impact and bite. This example has some bottle age and that is a good thing, softening that acid hit. Pale straw in colour, it shows lime cordial, citrus fruits and pear in a gently aromatic style with a touch of lanolin development just poking through. On the palate it is then dry, bright and concentrated. Tangy acidity is the key element which provides a long and angular style well balanced with a flash of sweetness that is barely visible. It even ends with a mineral touch which completes a delicious package.