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Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off-Dry Riesling 2021 Review
"A year like 2021, with an abundance of natural acidity in the grapes, makes it a perfect vintage for exquisitely balanced off-dry Riesling. The bouquet is vibrant and intensely perfumed with aromas of apple blossom, fresh citrus and nectarine, while the lusciously flavoured palate abounds with freshly sliced grapefruit and lemon meringue pie. The natural sweetness adds an unctuous richness to the mid-palate, while the driving natural acidity imparts linearity and length with a crisp, clean finish." John Hughes on the Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off-Dry Riesling 2021.
"Apple, lime and fresh, sweetly fragrant florals on the nose here, this really sings of Clare Valley region. The soft palate has gently sweet fruit (13g / liter of residual sugar) and well-balanced acidity. Drink over the next four years. Screw cap."
94 points. Nick Stock (James Suckling)
John’s first vintage was 2009 and in late 2019, luckily as it turned out, he celebrated his 10 years with an incredible retrospective tasting of every wine he’d made, 63 in total - wow! What was so impressive was the incredible continuity and longevity of John’s wines. Several journos attended, including Max Allen, who subsequently wrote an article in Gourmet Traveller: “And unlike most modern wines that are designed to be drunk a few months after vintage, the rieslings Hughes makes will live for decades in the cellar. Yes, they are delicious when young, but they are also built for the long haul, as was demonstrated at a recent tasting at the cellar door of every Rieslingfreak wine produced since 2009.”