2023 Rieslingfreak No. 3 Clare Valley Riesling

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The ultimate introduction to Clare Valley Riesling from a man who lives and breathes the stuff!
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
11 Reviews

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Description

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.

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.

Region: Clare Valley, SA
Blend: Riesling (100%)
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Closure: 750ml
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93 points - "Excellent value here as this Clare Riesling delivers admirable complexity of chalk, citrus, white pepper, and stony complexity delivered with precision and focus. It then builds more exotic lavers of musk sticks, lychee and sherbet flavours all kept in line by a bolt of fresh acidity, with excellent volume lingering over a sustained finish. A serious Clare Riesling for a bargain price. Now-2033" - Andrew Caillard MW (The Vintage Journal)

92 Points - "Floral, mandarin/orange/citrus aromas, very fresh and clean. Intense, near bone-dry, but not austere. Delicate and refined. Balanced and very accessible young. (A blend of Hughes family's White Hutt vineyard and other growers' fruit)" - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 11 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 8 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
11 reviews
  • SR
    Stefan R.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    8 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Punches well above it's weight!

    I was expecting a competent and crisp dry white, and I got that, but I also got a real zing and energy that you only usually get in reislings of a much higher price point. For under $25 this delivers outstanding value!

  • NS
    Norman S.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Impressive Riesling

    Crisp, lemony and steely. Great Riesling.

  • E
    Ellese
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Would recommend

    A great dry Riesling.

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Rieslingfreak

Rieslingfreak founder & winemaker John Hughes is quite simply making the most comprehensive, high-quality and remarkably priced range of Rieslings in the country.

Growing up in the family Riesling vineyard in Clare Valley, which John still farms today, Riesling simply runs through this man's blood. John, with the help of his talented winemaking wife Belinda, make only Riesling - not a bottle of any other variety - and they've honed their craft to a level unmatched in Australia.

They are two of the nicest people you're likely to meet, so wholeheartedly committed to their vision and craft, and we are proud to have worked so closely with them for so many years. These wines rank amongst the very best value to be found anywhere in Australia, and we give them our fullest recommendation. Enjoy!

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