WINE VS WINE

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With Richard Slater & Grant Foulkes

Richard says:

2018 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling
12.5%, Clare Valley, South Australia RRP $20

For this summer’s drinking with white meats, fish, or Asian foods, Riesling is keenly priced for budget-conscious drinkers.  This young wine is loaded with – deserved – bling. It’s a very pale colour, with riotous scents of talc, lemon, musk, blossom and passionfruit. The palate is thrillingly vibrant, with clean, lasting citrus-driven fruit flavours. And it will mature gracefully for many years. Once tasted, further purchases are predicted.

Conclusion: Outstanding quality and value.

 

Grant says:

2017 Oakridge Meunier
13.7%, Yarra Valley, Victoria RRP, $28

If you can’t tear yourself away from reds over summer, give this a go. Similar in style to Pinot and commonly blended in Champagne, it’s hard to find as a single varietal; but in the capable hands of Oakridge’s winemakers, expect fresh ripe, red berries over the palate and a soft, savoury finish.

Conclusion:  Pair with pulled pork tacos!

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