The 2013 Canberra International Riesling Challenge judges assessed nearly 500 global contenders (including a Kiwi contingent) before declaring their standout wines.

Right up there with a Top Gold Medal and 96 Points was the soon to be released very moreish Whitehaven Riesling 2013, the highest pointed entry in the current release Semi-Dry 2013 Vintage Class. Interestingly, the various classes of this Show are defined by degrees of sweetness, and the Champion was a high residual sugar rating German Rheingau 2011 Trockenbeerenauslese.