Just a few more days of inactivity on this site and I will end up in Ed's list of Absent Friends, so it is appropriate that I start my comeback with an Aussie wine - an unexpected surprise in the "oh, what the heck" category.
An enduring curiousity about Aussie riesling (Ed's fault) led me to experiment with the 2007 Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling (Adelaide). A very pretty, complex and evolving nose: all floral and peachy at first, later showing green apples, fresh cut grass, papaya, fresh limes - even some late-arriving honeyed-petrol notes. Dry, crisp, steely and minerally, a touch awkward at first but later sorted itself out quite nicely and may have showed better if not paired with sausages - something fishy would have been nicer.
Screwtop 11.5% alcohol
Price: C$19.95 (LCBO)
Riesling has been a dominant theme on this site for the past few months, and there's gonna be a LOT more....
And yes, I am still drinking, still writing, but just a little slow with the "publishing" part ... will catch up soon, cheers!