Pikes The Crafty Punter Riesling, Clare Valley 2015, $15
An ethereal style of young riesling, restrained and shy, with aromas of dried flowers and talcum powder. The palate is fine and very long, appetizing and savoury with a clean, dry aftertaste. (12 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to eight years.
Food: Stuffed zucchini flowers.
Stockists: www.1stchoice.com.au and 1st Choice stores.
Ranked #13 of 33 2015 Riesling tasted from Clare Valley
Price Benchmark: $25.71 Avg 92pt 2015 Riesling tasted from Australia