In a word: spritz. And in this bottle plenty of it. If I wanted fizz in my wine I would buy a Prosecco or Champagne. This bottle is full of it. To me it dominates the palate; and then there is the acidity….
Wine Tasting Note: Leasingham Magnus Riesling, 2003, Clare Valley, Australia.
Lime and wet-stone nose, pronounced and vibrant. Flavours are equally forceful. Lime dominates with hints of citrus and orange pith. The acidity is high and vives with the spritz to dominate the mouth. Good complexity with an edge of sherbet and unripened pineapple plus a touch of Riesling maturity, with a kerosene dimension appearing on the finish. Dry with a dry, stony finish. Sampled with a light, mixed salad – it didn’t work more than a palate cleanser. But I can’t get over that spritz; it is not something I enjoy in a still white. If the style is for you then add a few points to the rating. Screwcapped. Alcohol 13%.
Scribblings Rating – 82/100
If you want me to be an impartial taster where personal preferences don’t come into play (yeah, right!) then give it a 90. [Leasingham website]