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Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2013 Wine Review

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2013

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2013

Australia

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $20.95

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Wolf Blass

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This gorgeous Australian riesling is all about freshness, brightness and fruit purity. It's bone-dry, mouth-watering and ready for so many dishes. Did you know that 99% of Australian rieslings are dry? While winemakers tried to make off-dry, and even sweet versions, they didn't work in the market with consumers who had grown to love dry styles of wine.The Riesling grapes for this wine are sourced both from the Eden Valley, which tends to lend aromas of lavender and other florals, and from the Clare Valley, which imparts more lime citrus notes. Fruit freshness is preserved with a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks with only a very small less contact for some mouth-feel. As winemaker Chris Hatch says, Riesling is a winemaker's wine. This wine will age well, but why wait? It's ready to drink now with fresh halibut.

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This Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2013 was reviewed on March 4, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 716417

Reviews and Ratings

Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

This reisling surprised me. Not as sweet as many of the same grape, this pale white is quite refreshing on the palate. With light notes of citrus this Gold Label wine would be great on it's own or paired with a lightly sauced fish dish. I will be sipping this delicious white on a patio this summer! Tasted: March 3, 2015
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Australia is not really known for producing Riesling, but this is a good example of how it can be made in a dry style from their cooler regions. Zippy and aromatic, this wine is medium-bodied, full of acidity and very food friendly. This would go extremely well with a cheese fondue.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine touts some impressive aromatics! Sweet nectar, honey blossoms, fresh stone fruit and a touch of minerality linger on the nose. As for the palate; lemony lime galore! This Riesling is bone dry! Light bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel a little chewy texture. Pair this guy with anything! Salads, cream based soups, fresh goat cheese, and crispy lightly fried shell fish.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Bright aromas of melon, citrus fruit along with floral and grassy notes present on the nose of this lovely dry Riesling. Citrus comes through prominently on the palate, but at the same time also seems delicate, and balanced, with crisp acidity. Beautiful wine, would be fabulous with a variety of seafood dishes.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of stonefruit, white flowers, lemon and lime, with a good dose of the characteristic Reisling petrol aroma. The taste follows with the addition of a touch of peach. Juicy fruit tones, plus great acidity. This paired very well with a simple green salad with oil and vinegar.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This pale yellow wine has fresh aromas of grass and summer. It is not a sweet Riesling and tastes of citrus and kiwi. It would be delicious with seafood.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The wine was "Gold" in my books! Bright, clear and very fresh - a fine dry Riesling with floral, powder and citrus notes and a finish that goes on and on.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Australia produces some of the finest Riesling in the world. The Wolf Blass Gold Label 2013 shows lovely honey, sweet blossoms, yellow apple, slight petrol, and butter. A crisp wine, with a mineral and green apple finish. No oak treatment allows the purity of the fruit to shine, making this a terrific food friendly wine that I'd enjoy with Asian cuisine, summer salads, and best of all, fresh seafood. Tasted March 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Wolf Blass Golf Label Riesling 2013 is great tasting wine. On the nose it features beautiful floral, lemon and mineral notes. This Riesling doesn’t disappoint on the palate. Nice refreshing citrus fruit with some minerality. Pairs well with a simple salad or your favourite seafood dish. Tasted March 3, 2015. (89/100)
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

March 3, 2015: The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Clare and Eden Valleys, with Eden Valley providing more floral and Clare Valley more citrus. Pale yellow with a nose of citrus, green apple, mineral and petrol notes. Mouthwatering acidity, good purity of fruit with apple and lemon citrus. Light and zesty with a clean finish.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A lovely unoaked Riesling with floral, lime and slight petrol on the nose. A bright palate with lots of lemon/lime and minerality. Medium-bodied, fresh mouthfeel with mouth-watering acidity. Long citrus finish. Terrific match for seafood.
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling has intense lime and citrus aromas combined with passionfruit and feijoa characters. The well-balanced palate shows intense citrus flavours, excellent acid structure and a clean, dry finish.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling présente des arômes intenses de lime et d’agrumes jumelés r des caractcres de fruits de la passion et de feijoa. Son palais bien équilibré démontre des saveurs intenses d’agrumes, une excellente structure acide

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:

Peach, pear, bruised golden delicious apple with smoky minerality on the nose. Petrol is present up front with citrus and cut grass emerging.
Pithy citrus, stony minerality on the palate.
Medium body, medium acidity, crisp mouthfeel with some warming sensation.
Petrol and lemon, lime on the finish.
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