Stargazer Riesling, Tasmania 2015 $30
This baby riesling is still somewhat in its shell, but is brilliantly zesty and fresh, tangy and juicy in the mouth, loaded with zip and vitality. There’s a tickle of sweetness which combines with the acidity to give lift and momentum. A superb wine that will reward cellaring. (12.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Keep for a year, then drink for 12.
Food idea: Buttery sautéed scallops.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars (NSW); Armadale Cellars (Vic.)
Ranked #17 of 50 2015 Riesling tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $27.13 Avg 93pt 2015 Riesling tasted from Australia