Friday, December 21, 2007

Review and Rating: *** $$ Ferngrove Cossack Riesling, 2007, West Australia

This dry riesling is from the Frankland River area in western Australia.

Ferngrove Cossack is very pale in the glass, clear and minerally looking with just a touch of gold/green hues. It's quite aromatic in a sweet way, with a citrus/mineral tone.

On the palate, stoney sweet clean fruit is the first sensation. That is followed by a pleasant, clean, reasonably long finish, touched by bright mineral tones. I really wonder what would happen here in a couple of years to this very young wine. Three stars out of five.

Describing the Ferngrove line, Australian wine reviewer Ray Jordan comments, "Ferngrove makes some outstanding reds but it was this fine and delicate riesling that put it on the map a couple of years ago when it scooped the pool at the Sydney Wine Show. This continues the style and shows what exceptional riesling the Frankland area can produce."

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