Deep in the portfolio of our largest winemakers is a trove of overlooked quality. Just like this Hardys HRB D688 Riesling 2020.
In the proud HRB tradition, this is a blend of Clare Valley & Tasmania fruit. So best of both worlds fruit sourcing, in an offbeat way. It works too with this flush of riper, limey Clare Valley fruit and then punchy, grapefruit-laden Tassie underpinnings. Refreshment and serious fruit intensity is the first second and third impression, and as an overall package it’s a wonder. Plus, that character lingers, all lime and grapefruit swaying through the finish.
This is really good (and ultimately delicious).
Best drinking: now. Sure, it might look great in a decade, but I like this vital mode. 18.5/20, 94/100. $34.99, 12.5%. Hardys website. Would I buy it? Absolutely.