Friday, October 9, 2009


 - Tasmania
 - $20-$25
 - Screwcap
 - 9.5%alc

One of southern Tasmania's largest producers, Frogmore Creek, is perhaps best known for their distinct variations of riesling. Made with more than a passing nod to the medium-sweet wines of Germany, the FGR gets its abbreviated name from the forty grams of residual sugar it contains.

Pungently fragrant aromas of gooseberry, kiwifruit, apricot blossom and lime juice precede a moderately luscious, sweet palate with a reserved yet bright presence of acidity providing just enough structure and balance for this style. It's rather essence-like in a rich and concentrated fashion, entwining musk, blossom and citrus marmalade nuances throughout a pleasantly long finish of persevering sweet notes, marred only by a slight tartness.

O With thanks in part to lower alcohol this is very, very easy to drink, however, I would've preferred to see sharper acids with more cut and shape. Drink very cold with Asian food. Drink to 2013.
89 points

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