Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Pikes Olga Emmie Riesling 2023


I've had the opportunity to taste a handful of off-dry Rieslings of late, and this Pikes Olga Emmie is the best of them. On first inspection, my mind rushes to my childhood with Whizz Fizz lemon sherbet and Pine Lime Splice cutting loose. Yum!

Friday 17 November 2023

Pikes The Merle Reserve Riesling 2023


The Clare Valley Riesling highlights just keep coming. This Pikes The Merle Reserve 2023 is brilliant! It possesses a tang that just grabs you and holds you to ransom. Come at me!

Monday 13 November 2023

Limefinger Solace Polish Hill River Riesling 2023


Just when you think the 2023 Clare Valley Rieslings can't get any better, along comes the Limefinger Solace. Woah! This is Riesling at its absolute peak. Purity, class, all that. Just wow.

Limefinger Learnings Watervale Riesling 2023


Riesling lovers rejoice! Sound the alarm because the 2023 Clare Valley vintage is where the party is at. This Learnings Watervale from Limefinger is brilliant!

Saturday 11 November 2023

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023


A label not foreign to lovers of quality Riesling, this Pikes Traditionale 2023 release keeps the status quo with the quality as high as ever. Brilliant value, this is a riot of lemons and limes. No one loses with this in the glass.

Thursday 9 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Riesling 2023


Another great Clare Riesling to add to your black book, you can find this around the traps for under 20 bucks. At that price, you have quite the bargain on your hands.

Sunday 5 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Reserve Riesling 2020


Already developing some aged characteristics, a bit earlier than expected to be honest, this is a Riesling that will live long. With the name Vickery on the label, longevity comes as no surprise.

Thursday 21 September 2023

O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2023


Why is Riesling the best value wine in Australia? Crack this for $30 and you'll sit bolt upright. What a blistering wine we have here!

O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2023


Pretty as ever, the O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling is always an aromatic beauty.

Wednesday 7 June 2023

O’Leary Walker Doctor’s Cut Riesling 2022


From a certified organic vineyard in Polish Hill River that is owned by two Adelaide heart surgeons, the Doctor's Cut is only made in exceptional years. Racy with chiselled acidity, this is an electric Riesling from O'Leary Walker.

Saturday 13 May 2023

O'Leary Walker Seasonal Release Pinotage 2022

The debut release of this O'Leary Walker Pinotage was in 2019. A great drink back then, you'd be pleased to know little has changed. Silky with plenty of red and blue fruits, this is a joy to drink.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Gaelic Cemetery Premium Shiraz 2017


What a treat it is to sit this beside its 2016 predecessor. In comparison, it is more refined and polished as it slides through with silky and velvety feels. A smart example of Clare Valley Shiraz with six years of bottle aging already done for you.

Sunday 7 May 2023

Gaelic Cemetery Premium Shiraz 2016


The bottle aging has been done for you delivering a Clare Valley Shiraz that has good shape with soft edges.

Friday 5 May 2023

Gaelic Cemetery White Hut Riesling 2022

Tightly wound, this Clare Valley Riesling from Gaelic Cemetery is ready to cut loose with its focused acidity. 

Sunday 26 February 2023

Pikes The Hill Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Touted as one of the best Hill Block releases, time will be the ultimate measure. For now, there is no disputing the excellent quality of this Clare Valley Cabernet from Pikes.

Thursday 23 February 2023

Pikes Il Premio Reserve Sangiovese 2021


What a beauty! This Sangiovese is quite charming and ready to embrace a classic Italian dish. Armed with a sip slow moreishness, get comfy and enjoy the ride.

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Pikes The EWP Reserve Shiraz 2021


Dripping with class - wow. Kick back and embrace an arm armchair ride through the pleasure zone. A glorious Shiraz from the Clare Valley.

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Limefinger Solace Polish Hill River Riesling 2022


Neil Pike has been making Riesling from this vineyard for over 30 years. Planted in 1994, the vineyard surrounds his home. The joyous presence and focused tension of Polish Hill River is shining here in all its magnificent glory. The best new release Riesling I have tasted? Absolutely!

Limefinger The Learnings Watervale Riesling 2022


Neil Pike says that after 40+ years of making Watervale Riesling, you learn a thing or two, hence the name The Learnings. Limefinger is his retirement project, and if you love Riesling you ought to race to the front of the queue. This is exceptional.

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2022


Pretty scents of white florals with Jasmine highlights. Zippy and zesty, this is a great drink for the money.