Wine Of The Week
Annie’s Lane Quelltaler Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley 2014 $27
With its mid-yellow colour and chalky, talcy, dry-straw aromas, this is a youthfully restrained, backward style of riesling. It also has richness and concentration, generous flavour, and is full and softly structured, finishing with lip-smacking dryness. (12.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Drink for at least nine years.
Food idea: Pan-fried King George whiting.
Stockist: Cellar door 08 8843 2320; www.annieslane.com.au
Ranked #3 of 51 2014 Riesling tasted from Clare Valley
Price Benchmark: $31.39 Avg 95pt 2014 Riesling tasted from Australia
Winery Rating: 95.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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