JEANNERET BIG FINE GIRL CLARE VALLEY RIESLING 2017
2017 really was a great year for Riesling and this wine’s right up there with my 2002 which makes it as good a season for this lovely variety as I can remember. The aroma is uncommonly savoury – much like I remember the ’02. And it’s fresh and very, very pretty. There’s heaps of fruit there too but more brambly, blackberry type aromas with a big burst of grapefruit. The wine is fine yet very textured and rich with beautifully balanced acidity and length. It’s the generosity and palate weight that really make this a standout and again reminiscent of the 2002. Drinking superbly now but with the texture this wine has, this is one to put away for a while.