We could not be happier for ‘Rieslingfreak’ John Hughes and his recent awards at the Sydney Royal Wine Show, where he took home five trophies including the big one, ‘Wine of Show’. We have always known how good these wines are – and what extraordinary value they represent – and it is great to see them receiving this well-deserved recognition. Sourced from the Hughes family vineyard in Clare Valley, this is one of the best young Clare Valley Rieslings we have ever tasted: ‘ballerina-poise and elegance’; ‘subtle yet laser-like intensity’; ‘extreme length of flavour’ are some of the many descriptors that we gushed out with when tasting this for the first time. Balance is the hallmark of this No3, it’s perfectly judged acidity making this such a treat to consume now or for goodness knows how long! Bravo!!