Showing posts with label Polish Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polish Hill. Show all posts

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.

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 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.

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!

Sunday 2 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2022


Boom! Steely, focused and damn fantastic. A brilliant Riesling, this is the best Polish Hill River release from O'Leary Walker that I have seen to date. Bravo.

Friday 15 October 2021

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2021


The marvelous Riesling duo from O'Leary Walker is one I look forward to each year. This Polish Hill River takes the flag once more in 2021. A fab drink ready to add pleasure to your afternoon kickbacks.

Wednesday 7 July 2021

O'Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz 2019


Classy Clare Valley Shiraz. This is a wine that just grows on you. It's not 95 points, but to heck with that. It's a wine you just want to drink. Go here.

Monday 29 March 2021

Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Chardonnay 2020


Chardonnay for the beach. There's a sense of cool and calm about this. Think green apples and sea spray.

Thursday 3 September 2020

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2020


Classic Clare Riesling. Classic Polish Hill minerality. Big love for this, my preferred of the two new Riesling releases from O'Leary Walker.

Saturday 16 November 2019

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2019

This Riesling from the Clare Valley sub region of Polish Hill River is off an organic site. It's also vegan friendly.

Monday 25 February 2019

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2018

A great Riesling off vines which have been grown organically since the 70s and were certified in 2012.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2017

Organically grown, this Polish Hill River Riesling comes from a vineyard some 9km down the road from the Watervale site. Two quite different sites producing great wines nonetheless.

Sunday 31 July 2016

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling 2016

Of the two new release O'Leary Walker Rieslings, this Polish Hill steals the gong from the Watervale, although the Watervale 2016 is a delicious wine it its own right.

Previously the two have shared the same price point, but the organic practices used in the vineyard for this Polish Hill, the last 8 years no less, have no doubt pushed the price up by five bucks. Regardless, this is super drinking.

The restraint and tight cut have my attention here whilst others would prefer the fruit driven Watervale - horses for courses.

Riverstone and slate minerality, the structure is very focused and clean. Lemons, limes and green apples take the stage. Chalky to finish and just damn tasty.

Drink now or will age gracefully well beyond a decade.

94/100 - Very good+

Region: Polish Hill, Clare Valley
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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Sunday 13 October 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling 2013

You know those times as a child you'd get something special and run to a secluded spot to hide so you don't have to share it? Yeah, that's how I felt with this wine.

An absolute belter of a Riesling, and for $20, I'd love to hide it from everyone else and keep it for myself...shame for me is there are 1500 cartons of it floating around the country.

Riesling lovers who embrace minerality and texture will love this yet I can see those who like more fruity styles may not agree with me. But hey, that's the beauty of wine.

White flowers delivering a fresh fragrance, a squeeze of lime and lime pith. The texture delivered is spot on as is the acid balance. Characteristics of some riverstone and a steeliness do bob up as with previous vintages but aren't dominant.

A mouthful of deliciousness which is great now and will cellar well for at least a decade.

Get some.

Who: O'Leary Walker Wines
What: Riesling (12% alc)
Where: Polish Hill River, Clare Valley
When: 2013
How: $20