Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Forrest Estate Riesling 2008

It appears the wine drought is easing. A funny situation to find yourself in when all around there appears to be a wine glut (mostly 2008 Sav no-one could shift). But there you have it. All we could fit into the redesigned, recession-ed, baby friendly budget was bargain plonk from the discount end of the supermarket stock.

I don't think the budget has changed all that much but I wasn't that bothered for some reason.

So, for that insidious love of a good tipple to creep back upon me suddenly was a surprise.

It appeared in the shape of this excellent Riesling. It was like a little ray of sunshine. The fruit purity surpassing pretty much anything I've drunken all year. It was so assured. Prettily balanced. It tasted like ripe summer nectarines but in a graceful, restrained riesling-y way.

It came from the local off license in my far flung patch of suburban Auckland and cost $17.95 so a little more than we've been paying recently. Still, given the quality very nice value for money.


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Michael Davey said...

Sarah, have tried the Forrest Estate and agree a lovely wine, I also loved their ’08 pinot noir. If you are a fan of riesling see if you can get your hands on some of the West Australian rieslings. They have been pretty scrumptious for the last few years, mainly due to the fact that they have had the best climatic conditions and consequently the best vintages in the country across 2007, 08, 09 and 10.