Wine Of The Week
Crawford River Riesling, Henty 2014 – $40 cellar door; $48 retail
This is the new release – at a generous 18 months old. Very light yellow hue with a gorgeously floral, fresh fragrance. It’s intense yet also subtle, with a tickle of sweetness resulting in impeccable balance: it’s friendly on the tongue, not austere. (13 per cent alcohol; screw cap.) Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to 14 years.
Food: Pan-fried whiting.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars & Best Cellars (NSW); Rathdowne Cellars & Prince Wine Store (Vic.)
Ranked #1 of 15 2014 Riesling tasted from Victoria
Price Benchmark: $32.67 Avg 96pt 2014 Riesling tasted from Australia
Winery Rating: 93.2 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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