2022 Rieslingfreak No. 3 Clare Valley Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

The ultimate introduction to Clare Valley Riesling from a man who lives and breathes the stuff!

$25.00

4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
9 Reviews
About

About The Wine

The Rieslingfreak No. 3 is John Hughes' outstanding value Clare Valley Riesling.

The Clare Valley is John's home. This wine captures the essence of the region. This comes from John's home vineyard, and it's the wine he watches closest from vine to bottle.

Firm, steely but with a generosity that makes this a delicious drink now or primed for decades in the cellar. An absolute bargain and a must have for all lovers of Australian Riesling.

About Rieslingfreak

A producer with a single-minded varietal focus is a rarity in Australian wine, John Hughes is one of those rarities. 

John was born on an old Riesling vineyard in his home of the Clare Valley. To this day he produces some of South Australia's most articulate expressions of Riesling as his sole winemaking mission. 

The wines show exquisite purity and elegance and sit comfortably among the best examples that South Australia has to offer.

The Rieslingfreak John Hughes amongst the vines
The Rieslingfreak John Hughes amongst the vines
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made from the family vineyard, White Hutt, Clare Valley. The heavy red clay soils contribute to the fruit intensity of this wine. No.3 is a fruit driven style of Riesling. Classic flavours of this vineyard include ripe lemon and limes and some melon and tropical fruit notes. The Riesling drinks well young, but will also reward with cellaring.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

John amongst the vines
John amongst the vines
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Real Review

"Very light, almost pale colour; reserved, shy, subtle aroma with mandarin juice and a note of white pepper; the palate is very delicate, restrained, light on fruit but zesty and lively thanks to its acidity. This seems very much in its shell: it will fill out with a little time, I suspect." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews
4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
Based on 9 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 6 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5
9 reviews
  • E
    Ellese
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Would recommend

    A great dry Riesling.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • PT
    Paul T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Top Riesling

    Excellent, perfect residual sugar balance

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DL
    Denise L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 stars
    1 year ago
    It's good, but....

    not as good as #5, which I much prefer!

    TasteRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • MN
    Margie N.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2020 Rieslingfreak #3

    Light, fruity, crisp and refreshing. Had previously enjoyed the 2019 vintage and this 2020 did not disappoint.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • VB
    Victoria B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Riesling freak

    My partner loves it and not being a white drinker, I could be converted

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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