Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thirty Bench 2

2005/2007 Thirty Bench "Triangle Vineyard" Riesling, VQA Beamsville Bench.

This was a surprise for me, and was my favourite of their rieslings. The top cuvee, I drank the 2007 first. Very linear - this wine cuts your palate, showing great fruit, but also great focus and clarity. Good - there really is nothing bad to hide. Like a slender woman with the perfect hips and waist, with no need for such things as pleats to cover up any flaws. Perfection.

The 2005 was much more complex, more mineral, with more overt petrol and richness. Lovely, dusty texture, with that intense acidity. Really excellent, and this wine excited me out of my seat.

These are wines to put away. I'll see you in 7-10.

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