The initial impression of Pauletts Aged Release Riesling is the classic kerosene developed characters. But there is so much more just below the upfront flavour. Mineral: talc and stones, lemon, spice. When you take a sip, the Pauletts Aged Release Riesling shows biscuity, broad and dry at first. Then the lush tropical fruit and cooked pork show through. The palate is like butter, and I’m not ashamed to say I went back for more than one glass.
Pauletts Aged Release Riesling is a high-intensity wine that is still in a young phase. I would like to put mine away for another 5 years at least. My experience with Polish Hill Riesling is that they do age for the long-term if you let them.
Pauletts Aged Release Polish Hill Riesling 2013, and all wine is eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
Pauletts has been family owned and operated since 1983. Founders Neil and Alison have welcomed their son and his wife into the business. Pauletts is known for classic wines from the Clare Valley. In particular, the Pauletts Aged Release Riesling is one to look out for.
Pauletts Aged Release Polish Hill Riesling 2013 Wine Review
Dr Ken Dobler, Eleventh Term Panellist 2019 Competition
“Bright light straw yellow, interesting nose with citrus and lanolin notes and some lovely early developed toasty characters. Very classical palate, very dry, very long and very complex, lovely etherial wine that is ageing gracefully. The great complexity in the wine is a great match for food.”
One of the great wine regions of Australia. Known for its boney, citric Rieslings that build flesh with bottle age – a classic Australian style. It can also make some lovely Shiraz and Cabernet.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety of quality wine production. Although it only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Find superb Riesling in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. See more about Riesling here.
The invasion of “Sunshine in a bottle” put Australian wine on the map. The fruity, easy-going, somewhat samey wines were endearing for a short time. Then the next big thing knocked them off their perch.
This forced producers to increase quality and emphasise the distinctive terroirs of Australia. Of which, there are many. And many more yet to be discovered.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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