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Friday, November 16, 2012

FishEye Riesling 2011 - Easy Like Sunday Morning

FishEye Riesling 2011 - Easy Like Sunday Morning
The only thing fishy is how they manage to sell it so cheap!

Riesling from South Eastern Australia.

SRP of $7 for a 750ml bottle, $12 for the 1.5L and $18 for the 3L. The 750ml is available for as low as $5. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Medium Bodied

Fresh picked apricots with floral aromas.

Shrimp pad thai. Curry chicken and garlic naan. An excellent wine to enjoy with or without food!

12.5% Alcohol"
Sometimes you want an uncomplicated wine, but let's be clear what I mean by uncomplicated -- it certainly doesn't mean wimpy and thin. It does; however, mean things like inexpensive, easy to drink and refreshing. It also means having enough complexity to keep it enjoyable without requiring a lot of thought. Today's light and easy Riesling from FishEye fits that bill perfectly.

The 2011 FishEye Riesling begins with a rather subdued nose of apricot, lemons and a little pineapple. Tasting this light to medium-bodied wine reveals a fairly sweet wine that is balanced out by a good lively texture with a bit of chalkiness to it. Not nearly as sweet as a Moscato, but that crowd will probably still find a lot to like here. (And at only $18 for 3L you can entertain quite a crowd!) Flavors of apricot, orange peel, pineapple, lemon and melon combine to make a light and easy wine. The finish is surprisingly long but a bit on the syrupy side. Pretty nice for only $5.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 6              Cost Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 7.0

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