Lovely lemon pith and sherbet nose with hints of tropical fruits such as pineapple. A touch of residual sugar, which you hardly notice, on the palate that is expertly balanced by high acidity. A lovely long finish with a high degree of extract that is Germanic in its character. Peach and apricot flavours. The fruit is key, it’s ripe and rich and holds your attention. Great wine.
Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2021, Canberra District, NSW
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.