Fresh, bright and acidic – riesling comes in many forms and thrives in many Australian regions. The top-rated wines from the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion come predominantly from the Great Southern – including its subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River; South Australia's Clare and Eden valleys tie for second place. This food-friendly wine is delicious and grown from some of the country's oldest vines. Find out more about James Halliday's best riesling of the year below.
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James Halliday on his 2021 Riesling:
Citrus and apple blossom notes are quite special and illuminate the very long palate and aftertaste.