I love Jamsheed. One of my favourite Australian producers. This Riesling has just a hint of sweetness but it finishes quite dry. It’s a serious effort, and a good bet for the cellar.
Jamsheed Garden Gully Riesling 2011 Great Western, Australia
11.8% alcohol. Hand picked Riesling from vines planted at the end of the 19th century, barrel fermented with natural yeasts in large French oak. There’s a lemony, pithy edge to the nose which is very bright and assertive with a hint of mint. The palate has lovely texture with a bit of sweetness balancing out the high acidity, and notes of lime, ripe apple and honey, with lovely purity and freshness. Just a baby now, this wine will probably outlive me. A classic Aussie Riesling, but with real finesse, too. 93/100 (£27.99 Selfridges, £25.50 Harvey Nichols)
UK agent: Indigo Wines