Rieslingfreak No 2 Polish Hill Riesling 2022
Polish Hill River is renowned for producing Riesling of elegance, and the 2022 No. 2 is no exception. Heralded by John and Belinda as perhaps the best No.2 ever produced by Rieslingfreak, the bouquet is awash with aromas of green apple, fresh grapefruit, lilac and jasmine; while the palate bursts with bright citrus notes dancing lithely over a grounded flint-like minerality. The palate is softly slippery and spectacularly elegant with bright natural acidity imparting exceptional length and a clean, crisp finish. Definitely one for the cellar!
94/100 Huon Hooke (The Real Review) "A shy but appealing bouquet of dried flowers including boronia, while the palate is tense and dry, crisp acid contributing tension and rapier-like tanginess to the mouth-feel. It needs time and has heaps of potential."
Variety - Riesling
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Sub Region - Clare Valley
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
For John Hughes, the attraction to Riesling is all encompassing. Growing up on a small vineyard in the Clare Valley, and going on to work with some of the brightest Riesling makers in the country before launching his own venture, John is never far away from his beloved grape. John makes classic Australian styles from carefully selected vineyards with an emphasis on purity and site reflection, as well as German-inspired expressions that balance acidity and sugar with singular precision.