Speakeasy Riesling Adelaide Hills 2020


Adelaide Hills may not have the accolades and stellar reputation of some of the older regions when it comes to quality Riesling, but it is catching up fast. This example is from the Forrest Range sub-region, stainless steel fermentation with a variety of yeasts in use. The colour is a yellow straw, there is more ripeness here than we might expect from other regions, with some lovely stonefruit notes, figs and tropical characters, most notably a touch of pineapple. Florals and chalk, there is a minerally backing providing support. The texture is a creamy style, reminiscent of crème brulée, with lemony notes emerging on the palate. Very good length, I like this a lot. Enjoy it now and for the next six years.