Buy of the Week AU

Patina Scandalous Riesling 2016, Orange, AUD $25

The scandal may be that this is not a dry wine, but an off-dry or halbtrocken style. There are lime and passionfruit aromas with a mineral edge, the palate is fine and delicate, intense and very long in the finish. The slight sweetness means it’s more accessible on its own, and helps it partner spicy foods. (Screwcap)

Alcohol: 11.1%

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Ageing: best drinking 2019 to 2028

Food: Spicy Thai fish cakes

Stockists: Patina Wines; Australian Wine Centre, Pitt St, Sydney (AU only)

Ranked: #3 of 16 2016 Riesling from Central Ranges

Awarded: Top Rank

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