Naomi recently went on a media trip for Taste Great Southern 2019 and one of the stops was the Alkoomi Wines cellar door in Frankland River where she bought this gem for us to enjoy in Sydney!
The Melaleuca (pronounced mal-a-lu-ca) Riesling is part of Alkoomi’s premium Icon range and was launched to celebrate 40 years of winemaking. Melaleuca is a type of Australian eucalyptus tree which can be found on the Alkoomi property in WA’s Great Southern wine region.
The 2016 is a pale water white colour with a hint of yellow in the glass. Notes of herbs/florals, fresh apples, underlying lemon and a slight hint of petrol come through on the nose (which I found rather interesting considering it’s still quite a young Riesling). Petrol & kerosene are quiet common descriptors for Rieslings with a bit of age. However in the mouth, it’s racy, zippy and 100% refreshing with juicy apples, pear and homemade lemon squash characteristics coming through. It has a delicious depth of flavour which tells you this isn’t your typical Riesling but something rather special.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine