Pristine aromatics

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2016, Canberra District, AUD $38

It is always a treat to try wines with this much focus and purity. The nose has pristine aromatics of dainty white flowers and lemon juice. The palate has remarkable depth, a firm core of acidity and excellent length. I suspect this will be an extremely long living wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 11.8%

Ageing: now to 2031

Food: Pacific oysters with Murray River salt flakes and a squeeze of lemon

Stockists: Helm Wines; Best Cellars – NSW (AU)

Ranked #6 of 22 2016 Riesling from New South Wales

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