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Riesling

One of the world's great grape varieties and the acknowledged king of German vineyards, also important in Alsace, Riesling goes through a number of ripening phases making it incredibly varied. Picked early it can form a base wine for Methode Champenoise; a little later, it makes a wonderfully crisp, aromatic lemon-lime filled dry white. A little riper the grapes produce an excellent, slightly sweet 'Spatlese' wine, later again an 'Auslese', and so on. In Australia, crisp, minerally, citrus-led styles dominate, with regions like South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia producing the finest examples. Fish, shellfish and crustaceans are perfect partners. Browse our top rated Riesling wines here.

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    2020 Staffelter Hof Riesling Magnus Trocken
    Mosel, GERMANY
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green to the edges and a watery hue. Filling the nose are alluring aromas of lime, red apple and honeysuckle which are followed by some slatey mineral notes. Zippy lime and red apple flavours overlay a delicate back drop of honeysuckle and infusions of orange blossom. Finishes dry and flinty with snappy acidity and an elegant aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

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    2021 Stage Door Wine Co. Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 11%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like core with a distinct greenish tinge around the outskirts. Nosing offers up lime juice, lemon and green apple aromas followed by some chalky talc and flinty mineral notes. Tangy lime juice flavours drive the palate with lemon and green apple also chiming in over a chalky sherbet like background. Finishes dry with racy acidity and a sour edged aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11%

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    2016 Ten Miles East Riesling
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2025-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a greenish tinge around the outskirts. Elevated lime and lemon top notes meld into green apple, wet steel and flinty mineral notes. Tense and steely, lime, lemon and green apple flavours have a thread of razor like acidity running through them underpinned by wet steel and flinty mineral elements. Crisp finish with a long precise aftertaste.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%
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    2018 Tertini Riesling
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2020-2028)
    ABV: 12.6%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green to the outskirts. Intense lemon, lime and granny smith apple scents merge with wet steel and chalky talc like notes. Wonderfully pure and tense with razor sharp acidity backing the concentrated lime juice, lemon and green apple fruit. Sitting underneath is a core of wet steel and flinty mineral characters. Dry crunchy finish with a long focused aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12.6%

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    Text book stuff. Pale green. Highly fragrant and lifted florals, lemon, lime and yeasty thiols. The palate is clean, fresh and tight, with citrus blossom, wet stones plus a texture like citrus pith that adds structure and interest to the long minerally finish. Good now, will improve further. Drink by 2027.
    95 points
    David Bicknell – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2020 Tim McNeil Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Tim McNeil's dry grown, tiny five acre plot of Riesling is located on Springvale Rd, Watervale, home also to Knappstein’s Ackland and Grosset’s Springvale vineyard.

    A superb Watervale Riesling combining great concentration with a laser like focus.

    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Intense lime juice, green apple and lemon scents spring out of the glass followed by wet steel, chalky talc and mineral notes. Crunchy lime juice, Granny Smith apple and lemon flavours are racy and tense in their feel across the palate underpinned by steely mineral infused acidity. Dry crisp finish with some chalky talc like characters lingering on the long, powerful aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2019 Tim McNeil Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lime and lemon aromas jump out of the glass trailed by green apple, hints of wet steel and subtle oily toast like end notes. Intense lime and citrus fruits burst across the palate with a zesty feel. Elements of orange rind, wet steel and flinty minerals ensue. Racy acidity with a long crisp aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
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    2021 Tomfoolery Cut 'n Run Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 10%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like core with a distinct greenish tinge to the edges. Leaping out of the glass are intense lime juice and citrus aromatics which are followed by green apple, chalky talc and steely mineral notes. Mirroring the nose, the palate features a concentrated flavour profile of lime juice, citrus and crunchy Granny Smith apples which are underpinned by a precise line of zippy acidity. Talc and steely mineral like characters flow through to the back half. Finishes dry and very crisp with an intense, snappy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 10%

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    A terrific follow-up to the excellent 2020, this has piercingly fresh aromas of lemon and lime. Very floral, with some white peach, too. There’s such finesse and polished texture on the palate with grapefruit and lemon flavors wrapped in long and tight. Brilliant. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    96 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2018 Trevelen Farm Estate Riesling
    Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with distinct lime green highlights around the edges. Intense lime juice, granny smith apple and lemon scents jump out of the glass followed by some chalky talc like notes and flinty minerals. Backed by searing acidity, mouth watering lime, lemon and green apple flavours flood the palate underscored by wet steel and flinty mineral characters. Dry bracing finish with a long lime juice driven aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
    2018 Trimbach Mandelberg Grand Cru Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $130. 00 Bottle
    $1560.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Formerly produced under the name Cuvée M, this wine is now called Grand Cru Mandelberg since the 2016 vintage. From one hectare of old vines over 60 years old, planted in a meagre limestone and pebbly, stony soil, as well as marl-limestone, with a south-southeast aspect. Mandelberg is one of only 3 Grands Crus of Alsace that are not adjacent to the sub-Vosges hills.

    2017 Trimbach Geisberg Grand Cru Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $180. 00 Bottle
    $2160.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

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    The Trimbachs have been producing this wine, from vines belonging to the convent in their Ribeauvillé home village, since 2009. The vineyard is 2.6 ha on the westernmost slope of this Grand Cru which has more limestone than the eastern part of the slope. (Total area of the Grand Cru, 8.5 ha, makes it one of the smallest in Alsace.) Some of the fruit is blended into Cuvée Frédéric Emile.
    Greenish straw colour. Real excitement and lift in this. Far from heavy, this is ethereal. Racy with limestone/mineral influence. Drink 2019 - 2032.
    17/20 points
    Jancis Robinson MW

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    2017 Trimbach Clos St Hune Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $630. 00 Bottle
    $7560.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Vivid straw-green with gold highlights. Highly aromatic on the nose, revealing hints of pear, lime, white pepper, candied ginger, quince and even raspberry. Enters sweet, then turns more austere and piercing. The penetrating, long, very suave finish offers complex, concentrated flavors similar to the aromas. That rare note of raspberry repeats in the mouth. A readier-to-drink CSH than usual, but it will age well. The Clos has been organically farmed since eight years ago, and I while I am very careful about making blanket statements on this subject, I think that the wines are now even better than they were before. Whether it’s the organic farming or not, I don’t know, but the possible connection is intriguing, to say the least. Drink 2025 - 2035.
    96 points
    Ian D'Agata - Vinous

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    2016 Trimbach Cuvee du Troiscentquatrevingdixieme Anniversaire (390th Anniversary) Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $87. 99 Bottle
    $1055.88 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

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    Vivid straw-green. Rich aromas of soft citrus fruits, honey and minerals. Dense, juicy and tactile on the palate, featuring expressive flavors of apricot, beeswax and spices. This fresh, deep, suave Riesling showcases a lovely fruit intensity and boasts an unctuously sweet personality (only 6 g/L residual sugar but actually sweeter-tasting than that number indicates). Made with the best grapes from Trimbach’s many vineyards (previously, they have made a 350th anniversary wine in 1976, a 375th anniversary wine in 2001 and now this one) including such famous grands crus as the Osterberg and the Schoenenbourg. Drink 2026 - 2035.
    94 points
    Ian D'Agata - Vinous

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    2013 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling Magnum (1500ml)
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $330. 00 Bottle
    $3960.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    From the south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé grands crus Geisberg and Osterberg with low-yielding vines averaging 45 years old, the 2013 Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile displays a deep, complex and very elegant bouquet of ripe, rather tropical fruit aromas along with some floral flavors. Full-bodied, juicy, round and elegant on the palate, this mineral-laced and well-structured wine indicates a firm but ripe acidity and a lingering salinity as well as an impressively pure and mineral length. Powerful and with great aging potential. In the market is still the 2009 vintage whereas the earliest date of release of the 2013 is 2018. Drink 2018 - 2035.
    92+ points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2015)

    Bright straw-green. White peach and mint aromas are complicated by delicate herbs and chlorophyll on the enticing nose. Intensely flavored and deep, conveying a saline freshness to the stone fruit and herb flavors. Finishes pliant and long, with firm minerality and a suggestion of gingery spices. This Frédéric Emile is more influenced by the Geisberg than the 2014; it's more showy and concentrated than the 2014 Frédéric Emile but perhaps less refined. It'll be great fun to compare these two FE's side by side in ten years time. Drink 2022 - 2045.
    93+ points
    Ian D'Agata - Vinous

    A fabulous wine with spice, mineral, salt and dried fruits. Hints of pear and dried apple too. Full and layered with great depth and power. Salty. Limestone and degraded fossilized seashells. A blend of 50% Giesberg and Rosacker. This is on sale in 2020.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

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    2013 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $150. 00 Bottle
    $1800.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    From the south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé grands crus Geisberg and Osterberg with low-yielding vines averaging 45 years old, the 2013 Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile displays a deep, complex and very elegant bouquet of ripe, rather tropical fruit aromas along with some floral flavors. Full-bodied, juicy, round and elegant on the palate, this mineral-laced and well-structured wine indicates a firm but ripe acidity and a lingering salinity as well as an impressively pure and mineral length. Powerful and with great aging potential. In the market is still the 2009 vintage whereas the earliest date of release of the 2013 is 2018. Drink 2018 - 2035.
    92+ points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2015)

    Bright straw-green. White peach and mint aromas are complicated by delicate herbs and chlorophyll on the enticing nose. Intensely flavored and deep, conveying a saline freshness to the stone fruit and herb flavors. Finishes pliant and long, with firm minerality and a suggestion of gingery spices. This Frédéric Emile is more influenced by the Geisberg than the 2014; it's more showy and concentrated than the 2014 Frédéric Emile but perhaps less refined. It'll be great fun to compare these two FE's side by side in ten years time. Drink 2022 - 2045.
    93+ points
    Ian D'Agata - Vinous

    A fabulous wine with spice, mineral, salt and dried fruits. Hints of pear and dried apple too. Full and layered with great depth and power. Salty. Limestone and degraded fossilized seashells. A blend of 50% Giesberg and Rosacker. This is on sale in 2020.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

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    2014 Trimbach Clos St Hune Riesling
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $499. 00 Bottle
    $5988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

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    A stunning wine with ethereal aromas of sliced apple, sliced pear and mineral character. Flowers and honeysuckle too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense. It goes so deep and beautiful. Bright and tangy acidity. Has the depth of a great vintage of grand cru Burgundy but is so Clos Ste. Hune in character. Muscularly feminine and breathtaking.
    99 points
    Jamessuckling.com

    The 2014 Riesling Clos Ste Hune is clear and intense on the concentrated nose, offering ripe white-fruit aromas. On the palate, this is a bone-dry, vital and finessed Riesling with a long and tension-filled, salty finish. The 2014 is a kind of quintessence of the Ribeauvillé/Hunawihr terroir: pure, lean, stony and salty, with no flesh, but lots of bones and minerals at this very early moment. Picked at 35 hl/ha this is a straight Sainte Hune that will last for for 30+ years. Drink 2030-2054.
    96 points
    The Wine Advocate

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    2013 Trimbach Clos St Hune Riesling Magnum (1500ml)
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $999. 00 Bottle
    $11988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    As readers know Trimbach's iconic Clos Sainte Hune comes from a 1.67 hectare plot on the Grand Cru Rosacker but is sold as Clos Ste Hune since 1919. The densely planted vines are pretty old (more than 50 years on average), with the oldest planted in the 1940s and the youngest in the 1980s. Bottled, like all the prestigious wines of Trimbach in April 2014, the 2013 Riesling Clos Ste Hune shows a very clear and deep, dusty/smoky, mineral nose which impressively reflects the Muschelkalk terroir. Rich, precise and pure also on the nobly textured and highly elegant palate this expressive and full-bodied Riesling is penetrating mineral and piquant but also very juicy. The finish is extremely long and complex. Very promising and stunningly accessible already. However, this wine won't be in the market before 2019/20.
    95+ points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #221 (Oct 2015)

    Golden-tinged yellow. Almond paste, beurre blanc, lemon curd, sweet spices, coconut and toast, complicated by a hint of petrol. Bright and acid, offering lively flavors similar to the aromas. A hint of noble rot is typical of the vintage, as it was in 1998. This is very complex, especially on the nose, and boasts a delightful acid-fruit balance. Finishes with hints of coriander and mint and a really pentrating acid cut. Not the most powerful CSH ever made, but very well balanced.
    94+ points
    Ian D'Agata - Vinous

    This is very dense and powerful. Full-bodied and tight. Gives away very little at first but then opens to a full palate with incredible finish and length. Fabulous. 1.67 hectares as always.
    97 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2014 Trimbach Clos St Hune Riesling Magnum (1500ml)
    Alsace, FRANCE
    $999. 00 Bottle
    $11988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A stunning wine with ethereal aromas of sliced apple, sliced pear and mineral character. Flowers and honeysuckle too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense. It goes so deep and beautiful. Bright and tangy acidity. Has the depth of a great vintage of grand cru Burgundy but is so Clos Ste. Hune in character. Muscularly feminine and breathtaking.
    99 points
    Jamessuckling.com

    The 2014 Riesling Clos Ste Hune is clear and intense on the concentrated nose, offering ripe white-fruit aromas. On the palate, this is a bone-dry, vital and finessed Riesling with a long and tension-filled, salty finish. The 2014 is a kind of quintessence of the Ribeauvillé/Hunawihr terroir: pure, lean, stony and salty, with no flesh, but lots of bones and minerals at this very early moment. Picked at 35 hl/ha this is a straight Sainte Hune that will last for for 30+ years. Drink 2030-2054.
    96 points
    The Wine Advocate

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    2018 Vickery The Reserve Zander Kosi Block Eden Valley Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Powerful lemon and lime scents meld into oily toast likes characters, bees wax and some emerging kerosene notes. Showing early signs of development the palate has an intense flavour profile of lemon and lime fruits over oily steel like elements, toast, subtle kerosene and flinty minerals. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long slatey mineral infused aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews….
    It's really, really hard to put this wine down. Expect to be wooed by the fragrance as much as the palate. A perfect blend of freshness and pulsing acidity, with some complexity of age starting to unfurl: preserved lemons with ginger spice, candied lime jellies, buttered toast and lime marmalade. But not too much. It has some way to go. Drink by 2033.
    96 points
    Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2018 Vickery The Reserve Castine Hay Shed Block Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw in colour with distinct highlights of green to the edges and a watery hue. Elevated lemon, lime and orange rind scents are welded to hints of bees wax, toast and kerosene. Intense lime and lemon fruits cast a texturally full impression across the palate with orange rind, subtle oily toast like characters and notions of steely mineral lying underneath. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long concentrated aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    Other Reviews…..
    Already revealing toasty characters of baked ricotta and lime marmalade, as if kissed by the sun. They're adding an extra depth to the wine now, but perhaps without the acid drive to shift it into long-term drinking. That's OK. Make the most of it now. Drink by 2028.
    95 points
    Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Vickery Eden Valley Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    John Vickery is a legend of the Australian wine industry and is widely acknowledged as the old master of Riesling. His illustrious career spans over 50 years at the likes of Leo Buring and Richmond Grove during which time he amassed more than 50 Trophies and over 400 gold medals. He was also responsible for the re-introduction of screw caps with his 1998 Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling.
    The 2021 vintage produced wines of exceptional quality from Eden Valley. The season started with promising rainfall and idyllic winter conditions. The following Spring and Summer were dry, once again with below average rainfalls which resulted in lower-than-average yields. The resulting wines are delicate and expressive, with bright natural acidity and intense flavours.
    Brilliant water like colour with a very faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Intense lime and citrus aromatics are followed by orange rind, talc and chalky mineral notes. Concentrated lemon and lime fruits engulf the mouth underpinned by crunchy acidity. Notions of orange rind, chalky talc characters and flinty minerals ensue. Finishes dry and snappy with a long zesty aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews….
    Has a fresh lemon and lime nose that carries beautifully spicy and fragrant character, as well as some white nectarine and white peach. This is packed with flavor and has an intensely rich palate. The acidity is pitched perfectly and there’s a lot of depth, too. Drink or hold.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2021 Vickery Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    John Vickery is a legend of the Australian wine industry and is widely acknowledged as the old master of Riesling. His illustrious career spans over 50 years at the likes of Leo Buring and Richmond Grove during which time he amassed more than 50 Trophies and over 400 gold medals. He was also responsible for the re-introduction of screw caps with his 1998 Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling.
    Brilliant very pale straw, almost water like core with distinct highlights of green around the outskirts. Leaping out of the glass are intense lime and citrus aromatics which are followed by orange rind, talc and minerals. Mouth watering lime and citrus fruits flood the palate underpinned by crunchy acidity. Green apple, subtle orange rind, talc and chalky mineral characters ensue. Great concentration, focus and drive with a long scrumptious aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2017 Von Hovel Saar Riesling Feinherb
    Mosel, GERMANY
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    ABV: 9.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

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    Apple, lime and almond inform the nose and silken palate of this brightly refreshing bottling that, at 17 grams of residual sugar, exhibits the sort of hidden sweetness that proves especially efficacious when pairing with diverse cuisine. The slate-lined finish is animatingly as well as refreshingly sustained. (The registration number has been noted so as to distinguish this bottling from an eponymous liter bottling.) Drink 2019 - 2020.
    88 points
    David Schildknecht - Vinous

    The 2017er Saar Riesling (as it is indicated on the consumer label) comes from the Wiltinger Klosterberg, Krettnacher Euchariusberg and Oberemmeler Karlsberg, and was fermented down to barely off-dry levels (17 g/l of residual sugar). This offers a beautifully racy and comparatively pure nose of pear, vineyard peach, white flowers, some herbal elements and smoky slate. The wine is beautifully light-footed and playful on the nicely zesty and delicately creamy palate and leaves a nicely fruity and mouthwatering feel in the long and engaging finish. This is a gorgeous off-dry Riesling to enjoy mindlessly over the coming years. Now-2022.
    89 points
    Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines

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    2021 Warrabilla Reserve Riesling
    Rutherglen, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 11%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts. Distinct lime, lemon and Granny Smith apple scents are intermeshed with wet steel and flinty mineral notes. Crunchy lemon and lime fruits are underpinned by zesty acidity with some green apple, mandarin and steely mineral elements on the back half. Finishes dry, crisp and snappy.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11%

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    2020 Weaver Adelaide Hills Riesling
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Fermented in old barrels and aged on lees. Brilliant water like colour with a faint greenish tinge around the outskirts. Intense lime and red apple aromas combine with mandarin, orange blossom and hints of honeysuckle. Ripe lime, red apple and mandarin fruits skirt across the palate underscored by infusions of orange blossom, honeysuckle and flinty mineral characters. Dry crisp finish with crunchy acidity and a long finely balanced aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
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    2021 Wilson Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    From the blue ribbon calcareous soils of Watervale where shards of limestone dot the red soil, the Wilson Watervale Riesling is picked at the earliest level of maturity to give a light, fresh and fruit forward style.
    Brilliant water like core with a greenish tinged outskirts. Intense lime and citrus aromas jump out of the glass with green apple, subtle orange rind, talc and flinty mineral notes also present. Mouthfilling lime and citrus fruits show superb concentration underpinned by orange rind, talc and steely mineral elements. Fresh crunchy acidity gives the palate plenty of zingy appeal. Finishes dry with a long scrumptious aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2020 Wittmann 100 Hugel Riesling Trocken
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Wittmann are firmly established as one of Germany’s superstar producers. Their entry level ‘100 Hills’ Riesling is amazingly juicy and fresh with animated acidity and fine minerality.
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with hints of green around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of lime juice, fresh pear and red apple are followed by a faint whiff of honeysuckle and slatey mineral notes. Energetic and intensely flavoured, the palate is awash with lime and red apple fruits which sit over a back drop of light mandarin, traces of honeysuckle and flinty characters. Dry zingy finish with  invigorating mineral infused acidity and a racy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2017 Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs Magnum (1500ml)
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $360. 00 Bottle
    $4320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Tasted as a barrel sample at the end of April 2018, Wittmann's 2017 Morstein Riesling GG is deep, ripe, precise and aromatic on the nose and backed up with great and complex chalky minerality. Full-bodied, round and elegant, with lots of salty stones and vitality, this is a great Morstein that Philipp composed very strictly to keep the level of its most famous wine extremely high. The finish is piquant, pure and salty but also intense and perfectly ripe. Bottled with 12.5% alcohol. Only 6,000 bottles were produced (a loss of 50%) due to the hail at the end of August.
    94-96 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate

    Anything but a fruit bomb, this has gigantic herbal intensity on the nose, then literally breathtaking concentration on the palate and a finish of crystalline purity – words more often used to describe the much sleeker wines from the Mosel. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Gigantic aging potential, but you can certainly drink it now.
    98 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 96
    • 92
    2017 Wittmann Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Tasted as a sample in April 2018, the 2017 Kirchspiel Riesling GG is very clear and smoky on the fresh and lemony nose. This is a tight, intense and linear Riesling with lemon-fresh spiciness in the finish, which is lean and elegant, very fine and balanced. Lingering salinity and piquancy, long and expressive.
    92-93 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate

    Very complex, herbal nose, the fruity notes way in the background. Really concentrated but also super-elegant with a fine-grained texture that’s unlike any other Wittmann GG. Exceptionally long finish with intense chalky character. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Great aging potential. Drink or hold.
    96 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 96
    2018 Wittmann Aulerde Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Very intense, lemony notes here with dried honeysuckle, apple curd, bright quince and spearmint. There’s a layered, compressed quality to the center palate, despite the impressive power here, and the acidity drives long and pure. Ripe but well-defined on the finish. Drink now.
    96 Points
    jamesuckling.com

    • 95
    • 90
    2017 Wittmann Aulerde Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Tasted from the vat on April 30, 2018. The 2017 Aulerde Riesling GG offers a pure and chalky bouquet of ripe yellow-fleshed, almost tropical fruits along with dashes of lemon juice. Pure and lean but full of tension on the palate, this is a dry, firm and elegant Aulerde with juicy fruit and lovely balance. Good length and salinity and fine grip. Promising.
    90-92 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate

    Lavish yellow fruit, including some almost overripe pineapple. This just avoids tipping into opulence; there's healthy acidity and that lifts this monster dry riesling at the bold, herbal finish. From almost 70 year old vines. Biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 98
    2018 Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $165. 00 Bottle
    $1980.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Wild yellow flowers blow in a citrusy, salty breeze. Freshly picked nectarines run amok and honeydew melon drips in intensity. Alluring and decadent at the same time with glitzy tension, but ornately spiced stone fruit. The acidity is tempered only by the raw power here. Stoney and tightly constructed, but deep and welcoming. Drink now or hold.
    98 Points
    jamesuckling.com

    • 98
    • 94
    2017 Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Rheinhessen, GERMANY
    $160. 00 Bottle
    $1920.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Tasted as a barrel sample at the end of April 2018, Wittmann's 2017 Morstein Riesling GG is deep, ripe, precise and aromatic on the nose and backed up with great and complex chalky minerality. Full-bodied, round and elegant, with lots of salty stones and vitality, this is a great Morstein that Philipp composed very strictly to keep the level of its most famous wine extremely high. The finish is piquant, pure and salty but also intense and perfectly ripe. Bottled with 12.5% alcohol. Only 6,000 bottles were produced (a loss of 50%) due to the hail at the end of August.
    94-96 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate

    Anything but a fruit bomb, this has gigantic herbal intensity on the nose, then literally breathtaking concentration on the palate and a finish of crystalline purity – words more often used to describe the much sleeker wines from the Mosel. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Gigantic aging potential, but you can certainly drink it now.
    98 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 99
    • 96
    2019 A. Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $180. 00 Bottle
    $2160.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Idig GG is pure and chalky on the deep, intense, fully ripe yet elegant, refined and lemonscented nose with its ripe mirabelle aromas. Silky and juicy on the first palate, this is an elegant, very complex, tight and mineral Idig with structure, finesse and well-dosed power. The finish is pure and salty, beautifully citric and very long, with promising grip and tension.
    96 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2020)

    The deepest waters are the most mysterious, because you look ever further down and never know what you're going to discover another five fathoms deeper. And just so, this beautiful riesling has seductive fruit that drags you into an abyss of beauty and joy. What stunning texture, and what a long, refined finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification.
    99 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    • 96
    • 92
    2019 A. Christmann Reiterpfad-Hofstuck Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Reiterpfad-Hofstück GG is still slightly reductive, opening to a precise and flinty-scented bouquet with tropical fruit aromas and generous ripeness and warmth but also precision. On the palate, this is an intense and juicy yet refined and elegant Riesling from Ruppertsberg. The finish is crystalline and pure, with a lingering salty flavor, but also powerful and aromatic.
    92 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2020)

    Ripe yellow grapefruit meets a whole garden of herbs and a small iceberg. A generous but precisely proportioned wine with dark finesse, if that doesn't sound too crazy. Great energy at the bold finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification.
    96 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    • 95
    2017 A. Christmann Reiterpfad-Hofstuck Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $130. 00 Bottle
    $1560.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A fabulous GG to drink now, thanks to an exotic-fruit character that's totally ripe yet so delicate, the succulence not a jot too much. Great balance through the long, very polished finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 96
    2016 A. Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The delicious paradox of this great dry riesling is the way it is built on an imposing scale, but is very pure and super straight without any hint of heaviness, even on the very long powerful finish. You'll need to be patient for at least a couple of years if you want to experience all the subtle nuances, but the ripe mirabelle note is already delightful. At least thirty years of ageing potential.
    96 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    For once orchard fruit getsthe upper hand on meadow herbs in a Christmann Grosses Gewächs, but not in a heavy-handed but rather delightfully animating way. Fine mineral and herbal notions add interest and the merest hint of residual sugar serves only to increase the Idig’s power of seduction. I liked the 2014 for its subtlety, but think the 2016 deserves an extra half point for elegance.
    18/20 points
    Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com

    • 99
    2017 A. Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs Magnum (1500ml)
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Welcome to the dry-riesling deep end. However, you'll need some patience, if you want to experience this greatness to the full. Descriptors like mirabelle and apricot only hint at what this gentle giant has to offer. Enormously long, hyper-mineral finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Better from 2019.
    99 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 99
    2017 A. Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs
    Pfalz, GERMANY
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Welcome to the dry-riesling deep end. However, you'll need some patience, if you want to experience this greatness to the full. Descriptors like mirabelle and apricot only hint at what this gentle giant has to offer. Enormously long, hyper-mineral finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Better from 2019.
    99 points
    Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

    • 93
    2015 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Spatlese
    Mosel, GERMANY
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 7.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2015 Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Spätlese comes from the warmer part of the cru and from 60+ year old vines that were picked botrytis-free in the end of October. The wine offers a super precise, fresh and intense bouquet of perfectly ripe Riesling berries intermixed with cool, crystalline-clear slate and flint aromas that give an exciting counterpoint. On the palate, this is a highly piquant and elegant, very finessed and lush Spätlese. It has a gorgeously elegant, balanced and stimulatingly salty finish. This is a picture-book Spätlese from the 2015 vintage and comes highly recommended.
    93 points
    Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #230 (April 2017)

    • 95
    • 95
    • Reduced
    2017 A.T. Richardson Chockstone Riesling
    Grampians, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    Reduced from $22.99
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2018-2024)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Lifted lime juice top notes intermix with lemon, green apple and steely mineral notes. There’s good intensity to the refreshing lime juice and citrus flavours which are underscored by some granny smith apple elements, wet steel and mineral. Finishes dry with crunchy acidity and a long lime juice, citrus, green apple, wet steel and mineral aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    Other Reviews…
    I'm guilty of not including the Grampians as a high quality regional producer of riesling in Australia-wide comparisons. The perfumed bouquet of lime and apple blossom leads into a long, mouthwatering burst of lime/lemon, crisp acidity the icing on the cake. Drink by 2032.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

    • 93
    2020 Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling
    Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Pronounced lemon and lime juice scents are followed by green apple, wet steel and slatey mineral notes. Mouth watering flavours of lime juice drive the palate with lemon, granny smith apple and steely mineral characters lying underneath. Snappy acidity leads into a long piercing finish that has an austere feel to it.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
    • 95
    • 95
    2018 Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling
    Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like core with a distinct tinge of green to the edges. Intense lime, lemon and granny smith apple scents jump out of the glass followed by chalky talc and steely mineral notes. Racy lemon and lime fruits have a crunchy feel backed by snappy acidity. Granny smith apple, wet steel and flinty mineral characters lie beneath. Finishes dry and taut with an exceptionally long, mouth watering aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews….
    Wallflower indeed. The bouquet is full of high-pitched citrus and wild flower aromas, the palate beating a tattoo of drums with its intensity and insistent length. The name suggests it's a shy and unassuming wine, and I totally disagree with that. The value offered needs no comment. Drink by 2030.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion
    • 91
    • 94
    2021 Adelina Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 11.6%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a delicate greenish tinge around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of lime and red apple are followed by whiffs of orange blossom, honeysuckle and spice. Crunchy lime juice flavours mix with red apple, infusions of orange blossom and flinty mineral characters. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a tangy like aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.6%

    Other Reviews….
    “Gullyview ’01 plantings, red loamy clay over limestone, east-west orientation, 400m elevation. Kloock early ’90s planting, light brown loam over limestone, north-south orientation, 420m elevation.” Classic Watervale, with floral perfume, concentration of flavour and succulence, ripe lime, a powdery crushed stone texture, and a mouth-watering finish of excellent length. Drink 2021-2030+
    94 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

    • 93
    2021 Adelina Polish Hill River Ruchioch Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 11.6%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct ring of green skirting around the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced lime and red apple scents mix with orange blossom, light wet steel and mineral notes. Fresh lemon and lime zest fruits drive the palate, underpinned by steely acidity which gives it a tense feel. Finishes dry with a long, focused aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.6%

    Other Reviews….
    “Smith Family Vineyard, Ruchioch block. ’00 plantings, grey sandy loam on shale and limestone, east-west orientation, 465m elevation.”
    Interesting style here, and while it’s made the same way as the Watervale and Polish Hill, it’s quite different. Vanilla and white flower perfume, citrus and cider apple, zesty character too, with a fine powdery texture, and a slightly sour-edged finish of fine length. Drink 2021-2027+
    93 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

    • 93
    2021 Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 10.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a light tinge of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Lifted lime and red apple scents mix with a whiff of honeysuckle, orange blossom and subtle flinty mineral notes. Light and crunchy the palate is decorated with lime and green apple fruits with subtle infusions of orange blossom in the background. Dry mineral flint infused finish with crisp acidity and a tense, snappy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc 10.2%

    • 94
    2017 Ansgar Clusserath Vom Schiefer Trocken Riesling
    Mosel, GERMANY
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2019-2024)
    ABV: 11%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lime, red apple and honeysuckle aromas emerge from the glass followed by hints of mandarin, light orange blossom and mineral. Light and bracing the palate has red apple and honeysuckle flavours overlaying a back drop of lime, citrus and slatey minerals. Finishes dry with tangy acidity and a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 11%
    • 95
    2019 Atlas Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2019-2025)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Intense lime and citrus aromas dominate the nose with elements of orange rind, talc and subtle slate also evident. Mouth watering lime, citrus and orange flavours burst across the palate underpinned by talc and flinty mineral characters. Finishes dry with crunchy acidity and a long zesty aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 94
    • Hot Item
    2021 Barking Mad Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $14. 99 Bottle
    $179.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Estate grown at Reillys 'St Clare' vineyard, Watervale and pressed within 2 hours of picking to maintain freshness. Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Leaping out of the glass are intense lemon and lime aromatics which are trailed by orange rind and distinct talc notes. Concentrated lime and lemon fruits are totally mouthfilling with some orange rind, talc and flinty mineral characters lying underneath. Crunchy acidity with a long scrumptious aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12%

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Riesling in Australia.

Riesling is thought to have been introduced to New South Wales in the 1830s by the Macarthur's (pioneers of the Australian wool industry). German settlers brought the variety to the Barossa Valley in South Australia in the 1850's where the grape flourished. It's since found many new homes, such as Mt. Barker in Western Australia, the Clare Valley in South Australia, as well as Central and Southern Victoria. A tightrope of fruit and racy acidity when young, age-worthy examples develop honey and toast characteristics, sometimes accompanied by a distinct 'kerosene' note. Generally suited to cooler climates, examples from Grosset, Petaluma, Wilson Polish Hill, Dukes, Western Australia and Best's Great Western, Victoria are all worth seeking out.

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