She’s here, and she is a little bit cheeky! Introducing the newly released ‘Cheeky Tilly’ 2019 Riesling from Barossa Boy.
A big thanks to the Barossa Boy team for sending me this sample bottle to taste. I did my best to put on a cheeky face, just for this photo 😉
So who is Tilly? Tilly is the winemakers daughter, who in fact was born right around the time the Barossa Boy label was launched.
She’s the seventh generation Burge of the Barossa terroir, yet her own character is as unique as a single vintage. This Riesling is a tribute to the wild-haired, spirited girl and all her stories yet to be told.”
This is also Barossa Boy’s first white wine. Read my review on the Barossa Boy Lifeblood Shiraz 2016 >>
The Riesling grapes for this wine were sourced from the Barossa’s Eden Valley, where many of Australia’s great Rieslings hail. The cool climate is perfect for producing top quality Riesling.
A portion of the fruit is dry-grown, intensifying the hallmark Eden Valley floral and citrus characters. We’ve handpicked and whole bunch pressed the fruit to enhance the varietal’s characters and provide a clean, crisp palate” – Trent (Winemaker).
Here is what Mr Spittoon and I thought:
It’s a pretty pale yellow shade with a golden sheen to it in the glass. Hints of minerality, freshly cut apples, juicy lime citrus and a touch of lemongrass entice the nose. While in the mouth it’s fresh and vibrant. I found Mr Spittoon’s comments real interesting – “vanilla cured tobacco leaf and a crab apple acidic finish”. Not bad for a trade hey 😉
Cheeky Tilly Riesling retails for $30 and is available at selected fine wine retailers and direct at Barossaboywines.com.au.
This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample. I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!