There are few off-dry styles of Riesling in Australia that are executed as well as this offering from Riesling fanatic, John Hughes.
The balance in this release is excellent. The ripeness of fruit and the laser-like acidity all lends itself perfectly to make this more 'Germanic' expression of the Clare Valley. It's a wine you could happily drink straight away, or hold onto it for later (if you can resist).
This wine style matches perfectly with spicy dishes and has the balance to drink brilliantly on its own.
"Beautifully balanced, a magical wine. The most gorgeous wine on the day."
- 96 pts, Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
"A beautiful line of flavour follows, reserved sweetness kept in check by laser like acidity driving through to a long, stony and drying finish. Immaculate balance will see this age very well. 2026-2035"
- 96 pts, Andrew Caillard MW (The Vintage Journal)
- MFMark F.Verified BuyerWine Knowledge Level Cork Dork2 weeks agoWine Knowledge Level Cork DorkRated 5 out of 5 starsRipper Rizza
Excellent in the Germanic style, a benchmark for Australian Rizza of this type.TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- SZstan z.Verified BuyerWine Knowledge Level Enthusiast1 month agoWine Knowledge Level EnthusiastRated 5 out of 5 starsfresh zippy riesling
very easy drinking riesling from one of the masters of the variety - John Hughes.TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- SDSharon D.Verified BuyerWine Knowledge Level Enthusiast1 year agoWine Knowledge Level EnthusiastRated 4 out of 5 stars2022 No. 5 Off Dry Riesling
Crisp and dry Clare Valley riesling with a delightful waft of residual sweetness. YummyTasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- JOJuliette O.Verified BuyerWine Knowledge Level Enthusiast2 years agoWine Knowledge Level EnthusiastRated 5 out of 5 starsMy favourite off dry Riesling
This is a delicious and versatile wine - well balanced, lemony, with crisp minerality. Perfect with Asian food!TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- DLDenise L.Verified BuyerWine Knowledge Level Enthusiast2 years agoWine Knowledge Level EnthusiastRated 3 out of 5 starsI have beocme a 'ReislingFreak'
I discovered ReislingFreak on the menu at Hunter & Scout in Graceville, Brisbane. I like Reisling, so I ordered it and found I loved it! Took a picture of the bottle and went home to find it online, which I did at Different Drop, but because my picture was not clear, I ordered 1 of #3, and two of # 5 to try. I much prefer #5, probably appeals more to my palate and preferences than #3. I will order this wine again.
Funny that I now keep seeing ReislingFreak #3 on menus such as the Hyatt Regency in Brisbane, Jimmy Wah's in Burleigh Heads.TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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