Leo Buring Eden Valley Riesling 2000

I have absolutely no idea how this bottle found its way into my cellar, but I suppose it was bought in Australia as there doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the USA where I can buy another bottle of this, which is a shame.Wonderfully honeyed gold in the glass, there’s a squant of orange tint here as well; it’s clear that this wine is old, beautifully so. The perfume is subtle and hints at dessert wines; it’s eerily, subtly orange and vaguely reminds me of liqueur muscat, but of course it’s terrifically dry. Surprisingly young in terms of taste, the aged kero characteristic are upstaged by what I suppose are textural quirks; this wine has a novel mouth feel, strangely full, offset by a sort of white-flower effect that is reminiscent of a previous generation’s floral perfume.The line here is also somewhat odd; relatively straightforward, the wine eventually peters out into a subtly spicy finish which largely hides the acidity here, which briefly makes an appearance well after the wine has been drunk. In terms of flavor profile, it’s really much more like a delicate Belgian lager than anything else, with hints of orange blossom and spice. Probably not drunk best on its own, this seems to be crying out for spicy stir fry which is sadly lacking in my house at the moment.Incredible value for money, it seems to me that this wine still has a long life ahead of it. If you’ve got it, drink it, but it likely wouldn’t hurt to hang on for a few years yet.Leo Buring (but really Fosters)
Price: $10
Closure: Cork

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