2013 Glaetzer-Dixon "Überblanc" Riesling Tasmania
An eerily Germanic accent to the nose of this wine (just as you get from the name), this has a fascinating fragrance to it with deep and ripe fruit aromas of nectarine, peach and baked yellow apple, plenty of spice, yellow and white flowers too. It sharpens aromatically with air, turning more citrusy and tight. The soft texture of this riesling really caresses the palate, smooth and even; it makes a hint at sweetness and yet has immense clarity and pared back zesty appeal. This is packed with rich lime fruit flavor. A clever wine from the pristine island of Tasmania, made with skill and inspiration - what more can you possibly want!
*Special Value Selection* As much about texture as it is about flavour; though it lacks none of the latter. Apple, mandarin and lime notes with a slip of sweetness; it feels easy-going and delicious for the most part but then thrusts dry, complex flavour out through the finish, like a twist in the tale. All the while, it feels velvety on your tongue.
Light, bright yellow. Mineral-laced peach, melon and pear skin aromas are vibrant and pure. Focused and dry on the palate, offering vivid citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a spicy gingery quality. Finishes with refreshing mineral lift and thrust, leaving a subtle floral note behind. (JR)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Uberblanc Riesling gives expressive lemon and lanolin notes with nuances of grapefruit peel, baker's yeast and fresh hay. Light, dry and ethereal in the mouth, it dances on the palate with spritely citrus fruit freshness and pleasant chalkiness, finishing long and pure. Still very youthful, a few more years in bottle should open it out into something very special. (LPB)
Light and silky, with a hint of sweetness to the pear, almond and floral flavors, gliding easily into a long, dry finish. Drink now through 2019. (Web-2015)