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2014 RIESLINGFREAK No 4 ( $ 22) John Hughes’s range of ries­ling pro­vides ex­cep­tional in­sight into the style and re­gion­al­ity of the grape in South Australia. The No 4 is a snap­shot of Eden Val­ley vines, show­ing lemon and lime with flo­ral high­lights. Crisp, del­i­cate and pre­cise, this is an ex­cel­lent dry white. Score : 95/100. Avail­able at Wine Em­po­rium, New­stead

2014 WOLF BLASS EA­GLE­HAWK ($ 8) The Ea­gle­hawk range spans a range of va­ri­etals that draw on mul­ti­ple fruit sources in SA with the goal of pro­duc­ing value-for-money ev­ery­day drops. Fruit flavour in the ries­ling is rem­i­nis­cent of times past where a lit­tle resid­ual sugar pro­duces a can­died pine-lime flavour pro­file. Sim­ple and best served well chilled. 84 / 1st Choice

2014 An­nie ’s Lane ( $15) A clas­sic of­fer­ing from the Clare Val­ley, which along with Eden Val­ley is SA’s pre­mier ries­ling re­gion. Once again, cit­rus dom­i­nates the palate along­side some green ap­ple crunch. A pro­nounced acid­ity draws up min­eral tones and aids length on palate. A drink-now propo­si­tion with wide dis­tri­bu­tion. 91 / Dan Mur­phy’s

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