LoosenBarry 2017 Wolta Wolta Riesling Review

"Clare Riesling made by Ernie Loosen from Lodge Hill grapes, and there's a Mosel made by Tom and Sam Barry from grapes grown in Erdener Treppchen. Strangers on a train. Criss-cross. This uses a 2,800-litre German oak 'Fuder' cask and sat on gross ferment lees for 12 months at 10 degrees before spending a further 11 months in a stainless steel on fine lees.

Wonderful texture and a high level of complexity. Ripe lime, green mango, white nectarine and spice, gently smoky with a savoury cheese slice character. It's kind of juicy, but stony and earthy too, fine crushed rock feel, a zing of green apple sorbet, sour yoghurt, and a very long crunchy finish. Weight delivered with finesse. Very interesting (said with a German accent)".

Rated: 95 Points

Tasted: Feb20

Alcohol: 12.5%

Price: $120

Closure: Screwcap

Drink: 2020-2030+

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front