Norman Hardie Winery 2016 Cuvée Paradoxe
This is an expressive and delicious off-dry Riesling that was aged on fine lees for eight months to impart more texture and complexity. The Paradoxe implied in the name is that the Riesling vineyard was ready to pick much earlier than anticipated, which set the ball rolling for Hardie and his inspired team to adopt a different approach. Instead of the traditional racy and minerally style championed by Hardie, this boasts purity of fresh fruit and a long stony finish. It’s drinking beautifully now, but promises to develop more complexity and character with time in bottle. Drink now to 2023. Highly Recommended.