Hentley Farm OD Riesling Barossa Valley 2021


It still astounds me that Off-Dry Riesling has not taken off. Low alcohol, tick. Great with South-East Asian food, double tick. Light weight and easy to drink, triple tick. And this is a particularly good example too drawn from Mount Crawford, the cooler hills in the southern part of the Barossa. It’s the balance here that makes this wine stand out with acidity, alcohol and just a touch of sweetness all sitting pretty to create a silky and very easy to drink package.

Its super pale in colour before launching into understated yet exotic guava, citrus and nectarine fruits with a nice little aromatic lift. The palate is then fine, detailed and, most of all, refreshing with zesty acidity supporting pretty floral and pear fruits over a lingering finish. Enjoy with a classic Thai hot and sour fish soup.