This is not the supermarket sweet stuff! Reviewing the Eden Trail Eden Valley Riesling from Thorn-Clarke – a lovely, dry and mineral-based Riesling from South Australia.
Sample submitted for review. The Eden Trail Eden Valley Riesling has an SRP of $18 and is available for as low as $16. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
Time has revealed Eden Valley to be a natural home for Riesling. Eden Trail tilts its hat to the elegance, finesse and purity of Eden Valley Riesling.
With a cooler climate thanks to its altitude, the Eden Valley, much like the Clare Valley, in the Barossa region of South Australia is quickly becoming known for Riesling. Today’s selection offers a great introduction to what the area has to offer.
The 2016 Eden Trail Eden Valley Riesling by Thorn-Clarke begins with a very pleasant bouquet chock full of wonderful floral aromas, citrus, lime and green apple plus a hint of a nutty note. The wine tastes of citrus and lime-soaked rocks along with plenty of tart acidity and mouth-watering green apple. This is quite simply a lovely, dry and mineral-based Riesling, not the super sweet stuff you find at the supermarket. With great balance and plenty of complexity, this one should also have the ability to age nicely for a few years. It ends dry and very long with all the flavors from the palate lingering for an almost impossibly long time in the mouth. Exquisite!
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