jamie goode's wine blog

Saturday, July 29, 2006

On a reader's recom- mendation I tracked down a bottle of Muddy Water James Hardwick Riesling 2004 Waipara, New Zealand. It's great. Thrilling even. I've been doing a fair bit of Riesling recently, and a number of these have been from New Zealand, and this is the best of the bunch so far. It has lovely balance, and just a hint of residual sugar (or is it just fruit richness?) adds a lovely texture to the wine. There's good acidity and freshness, and some complexity, which I often find missing in these wines. It's available in the UK from Corney & Barrow (www.corneyandbarrow.com).

4 Comments:

At 3:41 AM, Blogger Salil said...

Glad you enjoyed this one! The James Hardwick is one of my favourites - a quite fantastic wine.

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Martin Jones said...

No sign of Muddy Water Riesling on the C&B website - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but no Riesling.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

The wine came from them, but several months ago - I suspect others have realised how good it is and it currently out of stock. I'll see what they have to say.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Just found out that it was listed last year by C&B at 11.75, and that it has 13 g/litre of residual sugar

 

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