2022 Rieslingfreak No. 4 Eden Valley Riesling

Eden Valley, SA

One of our most popular Rieslings. John Hughes just doesn't miss with his excellent value Eden Valley expression. 96 points and Top 100 Wines of 2022 - James Halliday.

HALLIDAY TOP 100
HIGH SCORE

$24.00

4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
9 Reviews
About

About The Wine

John Hughes has a deep love of Riesling.

His unwavering commitment to it has seen him become one of the country's finest artisanal producers of the variety.

This is his Eden Valley Riesling. The fruit is sourced from three vineyards between Eden Valley and Flaxman’s Valley.

It's made in a dry style, looking to capture the sublime characters of these brilliant vineyards. The quality is clear, the expression is pure.

This is Eden Valley Riesling in top form. A deadset bargain for any Riesling fan.

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

Eden Valley Rieslings often showcase delicacy and refinement. Rieslingfreak No.4 typically demonstrates this, by the wine showing aromas of citrus and white blossom, with flavours of brown limes and lemons, with a background of sweet spice. The wine drinks well young, but will reward with cellaring.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Very light, almost pale colour with a super-reserved, shy, rather closed nose, more mineral than citrus or floral: a slaty, stony note. The palate is lean and tense, with piercing but soft acidity and great delicacy as well as intensity. Some saline minerality on the middle to back palates as well, adding to the interest level. Long, long, sustained follow-through. Superb wine with a big future." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

96Points
The Weekend Australian

Top 100 Wines of 2022 - "Don’t be fooled by John Hughes’s quirky business name. Eden Valley’s dominant juicy lime fruit comes through at speed, and slows towards the back palate before surging on the finish and aftertaste, with white peach and grapefruit providing a high wire of acidity and length." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

Customer Reviews
4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
Based on 9 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 4 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5
9 reviews
  • DE
    David E.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2021 Rieslingfreak No 4 Eden Valley

    This was from the left field, never on the radar and what a surprise, a beautiful Riesling and part of a stable of superb Rieslings, worth exploring and enjoying, cheers

    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
  • RE
    Ross E.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    This wine is better than me I think!

    Interesting wine but perhaps needs. someone wine a more educated palate

    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
  • JM
    Jeanette M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Freakishly good

    Exceeded expectations

    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
  • SP
    Sinclaire P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    Delicious riesling!

    This is a beautiful bottle of wine for a great price. Refreshing and bright.

    TasteRated 4.0 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
  • MF
    MICHAEL F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Lemon fruit goodness

    A lemony melon mouthful. Not too sweet or overpowering

    TasteRated 5.0 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
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