Speakeasy Riesling Adelaide Hills 2018


Plenty of rain earlier in the vintage, followed by warmer conditions, enabled the wine to exhibit both elegance and ripeness. Of the 2018-2020 trio, for me, this takes the line by a whisper, they all enjoy similar winemaking methods. Yellow gold in hue but there are flecks of green here and the nose has that wonderful lemon butter on toast note we see in more developed Rieslings of quality. There is bright citrus and even a touch of honeycomb on the finish. This, though, is still fresh and elegant, even while it exhibits some development. Good focus and length, while the intensity remains evident for the full journey. This very fine Riesling surely has a decade ahead of it.