Plantagenet 2003 Mount Barker Riesling ($13.99)
Clear, pale-gold in color, this Western Australia wine comes in a tall, dark-green Mosel-style bottle sealed with a modern screw cap. Classic Riesling aromas leap from the glass, ripe mango and peach scents marrying with aromatic pine and a back note of that odd but pleasant minerally "petrol" character that's characteristic of the variety. Flavors are consistent with the nose, full-bodied and almost oily in texture, dry or nearly so, with tart, steely acidity shaping fresh white fruit. A citric touch of lime persists in a long, clean finish. US Importer: Robert Whale Selections, Washington, D.C. (Jan 20, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: A fine match with both the seafood and the bold Asian flavor accents in my rendition of a Cantonese classic, shrimp with lobster sauce.



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