Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling 2021
Buy the Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling 2021 from Bottle & Glasss Australia.
Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling 2021 Review - "In a year where Eden Valley Rieslings are shining so brightly, No.4 is a beacon among them. The bouquet leaps forth with aromas of white florals, sweet spice, lime and quince. The palate is elegant yet assuredly structured with foundational slate-like minerality running beneath the more delicate flavours of citrus and rosewater. The racy natural acidity, which is a hallmark of the vintage, runs the length of the palate, drawing through to a fine, crisp finish and lingering lusciously in the mouth long after the wine has gone." John Hughes.
“Quite aromatic with jasmine and fresh sliced lemon as well as bath salts and crushed stones and an exotic, spicy thread, too. Super fine and detailed palate, piercing lemon and pink grapefruit flavours, quite exotic, long and fine finish.”
97 points. Nick Stock (James Suckling)
"Citrus pith and lime flesh dominate the very fine aromatics. On the palate, I am carried away on a sea of flavour, only just resurfacing through the finish to appreciate what has just occurred. Generous fruit ebbs and flows across the tongue, the acidity is threaded in and out in a fine, saliva-inducing web. On closer inspection there is white pepper, aniseed and fennel flower too. Another masterful release, at once voluminous and restrained, certainly enduringly long. The price is mind-blowing. This is the fine, delicate, spicy wine in the lineup." 95 points (and a Special Value rating). James Halliday Wine Companion.
While many of us consider ourselves riesling fans, winemaker John Hughes takes it to another level as the Rieslingfreak. Between growing up in the family vineyard, in South Australia’s iconic Clare Valley and his father's cellar stocked with aged rieslings, John was always going to have a fondness for the variety. But by the time I met him in the early 90s, when we were both studying at Roseworthy in Adelaide, he was a fully-fledged riesling nut. I recall several trips to the Clare, tasting nothing but riesling. John spent 10 years at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) being a serious wine geek, before working for Peter Lehman and Chris Ringland (of Three Rivers fame) for several years. He finally struck out on his own, his sole focus, you guessed it… riesling.