Bethany Riesling Barossa Valley

By | January 29, 2007

We bought a bottle of Bethany to share over dinner with Bethan. Unfortunately Bethan doesn’t drink, but we didn’t let that stop us from enjoying a bottle of Bethany Riesling 2005 from Barossa Valley, Australia.

It was a pale lemon-green with reasonable legs. The smell of limes hit me as soon as it was poured. Closer sniffing revealed some waxy-oiliness and a little floral blossom.

It was bone dry with a seriously crisp acidity, which balances the oiliness. The limes stay on the palate, with a little more fruitiness, with pineapple and peaches.

I suspect this will get better and is probably a little young just now, given another year, this will be quite fab. Available at Majestic, it’s a steal.

One thought on “Bethany Riesling Barossa Valley

  1. Barbara

    This brought back memories. I used to drink heaps of their Grenache a few years ago.

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