Wine of the Week AU

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2016, Clare Valley, AUD $25

The colour is very light straw, and it has a restrained, talcy aroma with a beguiling juiciness. It’s intense, delicate, finely crafted and tightly coiled, with lemony acidity. A lovely restrained riesling of line and length. And ageing potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 11.5%

Ageing: Drink now to 10 years

Food: Salmon gravlax

Stockists: Five Way Cellars – NSW; Prince Wine Store, South Melbourne – Vic (AU); Fine Wine Delivery Co, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #6 of 30 2016 Riesling tasted from Clare Valley

Price Benchmark: AUD $30.37Avg 95pt 2016 Riesling tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 93.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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