2013 Kaesler Stonehorse Palomino Dry. Barossa Valley. 12%

Found this in the sherry section of the Re-store. Noticed it said dry and remembered from the wine century tastings that Palomino is the main grape used in sherry making. Instead of being fortified and turned into sherry, this has been fermented as a still white wine.

Kaesler Stonehorse Palomino Dry

Citrus notes on the nose, along with sea salt and Nori.

When first opened, this was all acid not much else. Within 1 hour, this really began opening up to show its true character.

Bone dry on the palate with a lemon, lemongrass tang. Freshly shucked oyster shell, crunchy honeydew & fresh ginger. With time, white florals and hint of fennel emerge. Fairly good depth. Quite high in acid and finishes fairly warm on the palate. Taut acidity on finish. Reminiscent of a young hunter Semillon.

Serve this well chilled with a big bucket of freshly cooked prawns.

Decent wine that is worth trying for interests sake and to explore an alternate grape variety.

Purchased from the Re-Store in Leederville. Not sure how much, but remember it being around $20.

Tasted 22nd July 2014

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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