Inviting Beelzebub to Satan’s sugar party

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2015 $26.90–$33
OK, dessert’s on. Should we go refreshing, dry and light, leaving the sweets on centre stage? Or we could pile sugar on sugar: kind of invite Beelzebub to Satan’s party, upping the voluptuous sweetness of the dessert with Stephanie Toole’s Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling. What a wine. It brings to the table Clare riesling’s pure, intense lime-like flavour on a delicate, luscious palate, cut with searing, refreshing acidity. It’s an harmonious, irresistible sweetie that captures the essence of Clare riesling.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2016
First published 23 January 2016 in the Canberra Times Panorama magazine.