Melbourne Age

By Jane Faulkener

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2009

It’s possible to enjoy a few glasses of this riesling without feeling cloyed to death. The grapes are left to intensify in flavour on a cut cordon or cane, then picked a few weeks later. The result is this nectar. While a few years ageing will add complexity, now it’s full of vibrant fresh lime notes, pith and a hint of honeysuckle. Beautifully balanced between its acidity, which drives the wine, sweetness, which adds extra depth and texture  and fruit. A dance across the palate.

May 2010