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Rieslingfreak No.3

Riesling, 2012

Australia White

Clare Valley 75cl

I recently met John Hughes the man behind Rieslingfreak. His aim is to make wines that celebrate Riesling. I have now tried 2 of his 2012 offerings the No.4 from the Eden Valley that i drank at a party in the Barossa Valley and it was quite superb, dry and limey with ripe apple, stone fruits and some minerality.

I bought this the No.3 from the local wine shop. No.3 is his dry Clare Valley style coming from a family vineyard in the White Hut region of Clare.
It's another winner, it has to be said 2012 was a dream vintage for Riesling.

Classic lime and ripe apple on the nose, floral too with ripe lemon.
It's dry but not overlly so, just 3 grammes per litre residual sugar.
Dry and zesty and full of really crsip clean fruit, mouthwatering with lime and lemon to the fore, a touch of white peach too. It's absolutely delicious now, the fruit and acidity in perfect harmony, and sure to age very well.

I look forward to trying more of these wonderful wines.

Published: 8 January 2013

, Author: Noel

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