Thorn-Clarke Wines Sandpiper Riesling

This is quintessential 2012 Eden Valley riesling, capturing the flattering personality of a grand season in a value-for-money package. A bouquet of lime blossom perfume and kaffir lime spice is reminiscent of many of the more expensive rieslings of the vintage. The palate follows a similar form, with crunchy granny smith apple and tense lime zest fruit of impressive concentration and purity. Taut acidity lingers long on the finish, amidst subtle mineral texture. $13 at Discount Wines, $14 at Dan Murphy’s and Winecave.