Seven sensational bone dry Rieslings

Wakefield/Taylors Wines, St Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia, 2018

With Clare Valley probably Australia’s most famous source of crisp dry Riesling, it was pleasing to discover this delicious example from the region.

Made by Wakefield/Taylors Wines, it had the freshly-sliced lime and chalky dry sensation that is so closely associated with this part of the world. Not only that, but at a around £20, it’s not too pricy.

Indeed, of a similar quality and style in our Riesling Masters this year was a sample sold by Aldi, under it’s own brand called ‘Exquisite Collection’, which we later found out was supplied by Wakefield/Taylors Wines. Definitely a great entry point for lovers of bone-dry Aussie Riesling.

What the judges said about the St Andrews Riesling:
Packed with peach and lime and grapefruit flavours, complemented by a hint of petrol, this is a fruity Riesling with just a touch of TDN, and then masses of mouthwatering, lingering citrus on the finish.

ABV: 12.5%
RS: 8g/l
Price: Approx £15
Score: 90
Medal: Silver

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