BackVintage Label 2018 BackVintage Watervale Riesling

2018 BackVintage Watervale Riesling

2018 BackVintage Watervale Riesling
Huon Hooke 2019
Price Benchmark - $24.05
Top Value
The BackVintage direct to consumer price - just $12.99 per bottle !!
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

Huon Hooke Top Value #2 out of 23



The 2018 season in Clare Valley was unusually warm and dry. The quality and floral, citrus intensity of this wine has delighted us. The grapes for this wine again came from Neil and Heather Grace’s dry-grown vineyard in Watervale. After pressing, the free-run juice was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh varietal fruit.

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon yellow

Fresh, with lemon and lightly floral aromas

Full citrus flavours in a crisp palate with medium body - more than is often found in Riesling. The wine is nevertheless lively and refreshing.

This wine is a full-flavoured expression of classic Watervale Riesling. Riesling is delicious drunk young, but this example will develop complex, toasty flavours past 2022. Try it with salads or seafood or, as it ages, with fuller flavoured dishes.


James Halliday Wine Companion 1st August 2019.
"From the Grace family vineyard, hand-picked at night, free-run juice. It all adds up to a grossly underpriced riesling that I'd have in my cellar any day at this price. It has utterly classic flavour and structure."
90 points. Drink to 2025.


Huon Hooke - The Real Review:
"Light, bright yellow colour with a softly floral, toasty, yeasty bouquet, which seems open and slightly forward. It's soft and fruity yet dry on the tongue, with a broad, gentle structure which is immediately accessible. Good wine, if not all that detailed."
88 points. Drink 2019 to 2024.



Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 11.7%
Cellaring Potential 2024+
Serving Suggestion Superb with seafood or Asian stir fries
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