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No 5 Clare Valley Riesling

Rieslingfreak - No 5 Clare Valley Riesling 2019

Australia
White wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £18.95
Case Rate: £17.99
Ex Tax: £15.79
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Rieslingfreak
Wine Maker: John Hughes
Grape: Riesling
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2024
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Rating 93 pts  James Halliday
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Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Rieslingfreak
Wine Maker: John Hughes
Grape: Riesling
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2024

Wine tasting notes

Has upfront fruit, sweet spice, lychee and brown limes on the nose. The palate is very generous with sweet lemons, citrus sherbet, and pineapple with a tangy finish. The wine contains 11g/l sugar, which is balanced nicely by the acid.

Expert reviews

James Halliday (2016) - 93 pts

Sourced from a block with lighter soil on the family vineyard, picked earlier than the other blocks. Balances its citrus blossom/citrus juice flavours by stopping the fermentation with 13g/l of residual sugar against 9.28g/l of crunchy acidity.


Wine Front (2017) - 95 pts

Winemaker John Hughes has dedicated himself to the art of fine riesling, and, particularly, the balance between sugar, fruit and acidity that allows him to play with varying residual sugar levels. Here he makes a pitch perfect off dry style. Breakfast wine of highest order, but take it way more seriously. Complex bouquet with honeysuckle, candlewax, fresh citrus, kaffir lime leaf, raw ginger. Palate has good lick of sweetness but incredible acid backbone. Superb balance, lightning bolt of acidity through the wine. It races along with crystalline feel, precise and thrilling with its delicious, moreish, fresh nature. Brilliant.