Mayhem & Co Hipster Riesling 2013 (Eden Valley, SA)
12.4% Screwcap $28
Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, a portion of this saw older oak and wild ferments. There’s certainly a ‘difference’ here that makes it stick out from the crowd, though it’s also a little awkward. Long but also super compact, the weight of extract and acid weighs heavily on the fruit – all phenolic structure, and less upfront sexiness.
You’ll need to give this at least a year, and then there could well be a little magic,
Tasted: August 2014
Score: 16.8/20, 89/100+
Would I buy it? Only if you’re patient.