Andrew Graham of Oz Wine Review, (one of the few fellow wine bloggers to keep at this gig) has banged on about Torzi Matthews wines for ever and for some reason, I’ve just never had a chance to look at any of them critically. This one was brought as a BYO to a Thai dinner recently by a dining companion and I managed to sneak the last 3rd of the bottle home for a proper look (it was excellent by the way with a very good Pad Kee Mao).
From two vineyards in the Eden Valley: Craneford & Mt McKenzie, 350 – 450m elevation with vine age between 52 and 92 years old.
Torzi Matthews, Frost Dodger, Riesling, Eden Valley, 2022
Love the brown glass for the bottle. Fragrant pink grapefruit, pink salt, lime leaf and sorbet, a suggestion of rosewater and pink apple with a not unattractive bitterness. Confident, structured and textured. Punchy flavours for such a young Riesling that doesn’t simply relying upon acid drive (although that’s definitely there in spades). Interplay with earthy savoury nuances and bittersweet ripe citrus. Long and persistent. Absolute bargain.
Rating: 18.75/20 (95/100)
Wine courtesy of dining companion