‘High and Dry’ Riesling 2012
This wine's excellent label was clearly designed by a mental case on an acid trip. So, in that spirit, I’ve decided to drop four LSD tabs before reviewing it.
The light, straw green colour rapidly morphs into a kaleidoscopic pool of richly-saturated, tie dye spirals, reminiscent of a Grateful Dead t-shirt. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time I’ve witnessed a purple crocodile singing karaoke in a wine glass.
Potent lime and mandarin aromas dominate, but it’s hard to tell if the intense fragrance is wine-related, or because Jimi Hendrix is violently hurling citrus fruits at me from a fire-breathing unicorn.
The palate is slightly spicy with loads of fresh lime. A clean, pure and strikingly dry wine, with a refreshing burst of acidity and a strong crisp finish. Perhaps the only negative about this wine is that half my face melted off during a conversation with baby Jesus...