Flowers and spice

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2018, Tumbarumba, AUD $30

This fine wine from Canberra District riesling specialist Ken Helm has lovely floral aromas, spicy and highly detailed, the palate soft yet lively with a silky texture and good intensity. Long, harmonious aftertaste. It’s remarkably complex for such a young riesling. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 11%

Ageing: drink now to 10 years

Food: Snapper baked with ginger, spring onions and tomatoes

Stockists: Helm Wines; Corkscrew Cellars, Darlinghurst & Wine Culture, Roseville Chase – NSW; Plonk, Fyshwick Markets – ACT (AU)

Ranked: #7 of 49 2018 Riesling from Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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