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Rieslingfreak No. 5 Clare Valley
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16¾/20

Rieslingfreak No. 5 Clare Valley 2018

Clare Valley, South Australia, AustraliaWith No. 5, John Hughes nudges up into the off-dry range, pitting a soup├žon of residual sugar up against the light clay soils of his family's Clare Valley vineyard. If you're busy smashing this wine, as is easy to do, you may not notice the RS at all, though it is certainly there, by way of a wound core of sweet pear fruit. Asian pear, mandarin, white peach, apricot blossom quickly fills the rest of the slender palate, one that remains elegant while being eminently friendly and likeable, right up to its snappy finish. Very much in youth, and with much time to go.Tasted: 06 February 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: RieslingfreakDistributors: Sur Lie
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 168506UPC: 9347720000080