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2008 Mount Horrocks Wines Cordon Cut Riesling Clare Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2009

($35; for 375 ml.) Yellow-gold color. Deep, smoky aromas of peach and apricot nectar, floral honey and brown butter. Fleshy, impressively concentrated pit fruit and melon flavors are complicated by a strong candied floral quality and become more honeyed on the back end. Gentle acidity adds focus and grip to the finish, which is long, sappy and penetrating. I'm not sure I'd have guessed this to be made from riesling, such is its power and richness. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection,

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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