Saturday, April 23, 2011

2009 St. Hallett "Poacher's" white

The 2009 St. Hallett Poacher's, Barossa is alive with a cornucopia of fresh green fruits ranging from green apple to lime to sliced cucumber. This blend of Semillon (61%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%) and Riesling (14%) is thoroughly refreshing with mouth-watering acidity and a long finish reminiscent of cut grass, wet stones and minerals. Those averse to sweet wines shouldn't let the 14% Riesling scare them off as this wine is bone dry. Don't make the mistake of serving this ice cold out of the refrigerator. It takes on considerable body as it approaches room temperature. Quite impressive for just over $10.

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