Thursday, February 11, 2021

Buses from Australia

Strange world of wine...this was not planned...and I do not have many Aussie wines. Like buses....two come along at the same time after waiting ages.
Well..ages it has not been as my opening wine since I relaunched...was Grosset Polish River Riesling 2018.

A Thai Green Curry asked for a Riesling...not too dry.

Grosset Springvale Riesling 2018
Clare Valley
South Australia

This is not bone dry like the Polish Hill...
just on the verge of being off-dry.
Nose shows touch of petrol....I am a fan already...
limes, plenty of citrus zest as well as fresh cut pear and green apple.
A zingy lime acidity and full fruits across the palate and a long finish of honey and chalk.
Very juicy, flavors that envelope the mouth and acidity that gets the mouth watering. Delicious...and PERFECT with Thai Curry.
Points 17

Next day...I decided on Iberico Pork Chops. Spanish pigs lead a happy life....certainly those I have come to love. Marinate in olive oil with Thyme, Rosemary and Garlic. Hot pan...two minutes per side...heat down...then 4 minutes each side...add some butter...and serve.

A red would be a match...but a Chardonnay of class would be no hardship...price € 60,--
Vasse Felix Chardonnay Heytesbury 2017

Margaret River

Pale yellow colour...aromas of smoke, incense, lemon peel, lime juice, honeysuckle, butter, vanilla, walnut.

Steely with medium body and mouthwatering acidity, tastes of lemon peel, lime zest, grapefruit, clementine, yellow apples, flinty.

Leaves you wanting more.

Great balance with lovely crisp acidity keeping the wine vibrant and fine.

Points 18


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