Vickery Wines

Kim Brebach – BWU $20

The wine has just been released, and hasn’t hit the shops yet. When it does, it will sell for less than $20. Regardless, this is a great Riesling, and I’ve been waiting for this trifecta: John Vickery, Phil Lehmann and a great Riesling vintage in SA. It’s a winner after the mixed blessings of 2014 and the heat of 2015, displaying the usual ripe limes and talc overtones but adding an almost creamy texture and a superfine acid backbone. All it needs is time – I reckon it will improve for 10 years or more. A classic from a great team.