Brown Brothers Patricia Noble Riesling 2019
One of the most famous of all Australian stickies. In fact, it was John Brown Senior who in 1962 made Australia’s first commercial botrytis style wine. All manner of engaging fruit on the nose. Mandarin, citrus and orange peel with a little fig and honey richness. The palate has a bright almost shimmering mouthfeel with layers of intense, ripe, sweet fruit but balanced with a crisp acidity that holds it neatly together. The palate lingers initially with that glorious sweetness but then with a drying acidity that completes a lip-smacking feel. Half a bottle is simply not enough. It’s traditionally a dessert wine but try it with pâté earlier in your meal. Marvellous, as one cricket commentator may have uttered.