John Hughes

Encouragement Award for Up and Coming Riesling Australian Winemaker Canberra International Riesling Challenge

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2012 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling

Wine Advocate – 91.5 points Replete with floral aromas of orange blossom and jasmine with hints of crushed stones and lime juice, the 2012 No.3 is crisp, clean and dry on the palate. It has a great acid line plus excellent intensity of honey-laced citrus fruit through the finish. Drink it now to 2022+. James Halliday 94 points Sourced from the Clare Valley, the bouquet has a complex mix of spice, talc and floral blossom, the delicious palate with a mix of citrus (dominant)...

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2012 Rieslingfreak No.4 Eden Valley Riesling

Wine Advocate – 91.5 points The 2012 No.4 is a little closed aromatically with notes of lemon zest and grapefruit peel over hints of wet pebbles and honeysuckle. Light-bodied, dry and crisp, it offers loads of citrus fruit and layers of mineral flavors before finishing long. Drink it 2014 to 2022+.

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2012 Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off Dry Riesling

Wine Advocate – 91.5 points The 2012 No.5 presents aromas of fresh peaches, acacia honey and grapefruit highlighted by a touch of steel. Light to medium-bodied in the mouth, this off-dry style of Riesling drinks with wonderful harmony before finishing long and zesty. Drink it now to 2022+. 2012 Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Silver

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