Wine of the Week AU
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Riesling 2017, Clare Valley, AUD $25
2017 is an excellent riesling year in Clare. This is pale coloured and nascent, with spicy, peppermint aromas, yet to develop into a citrus and floral bouquet which will come. The concentration of flavour and purity of line are impressive. Delicate but intense, refined, promising and already delicious. (Screwcap)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting
Ageing: best in one to 12 years’ time
Food: drink with kingfish sashimi with finger lime and avocado mousse
Stockists: Jim Barry Wines; Strand Cellars, Croydon – NSW; Nick’s Wine Merchants, Doncaster East – Vic (AU)
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