CLOS CLARE 'WATERVALE' RIESLING 2013

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Huon Hooke
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CCRI201311 UCAU
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Made by 3rd generation wine growers/makers Sam and Tom Barry. A back-vintage release, aged in the Barry Brothers cellar for 5 years. The nose displays aromas of lifted green apple blossom, finger lime and bath salts. Age has added waxy, lime skin complexity. The palate has finesse, generosity and structure, with flavours of finger lime, blood orange and star fruit. Patience and bottle maturation will reward you with secondary characteristics of honey, marmalade and warm buttered toast. "Riesling is the Clare Valley's signature variety and this is our ninth vintage from clos Clare's Riesling patch, adjoining the historic 'Florita' vineyard in Watervale. The 46-year-old dry grown vines were hand-harvested on the 21st of Feburary and taken to The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where they were chilled for 24 hours prior to whole bunch pressing and vinification."
Made by 3rd generation wine growers/makers Sam and Tom Barry. A back-vintage release, aged in the Barry Brothers cellar for 5 years. The nose displays aromas of lifted green apple blossom, finger lime and bath salts. Age has added waxy, lime skin complexity. The palate has finesse, generosity and structure, with flavours of finger lime, blood orange and star fruit. Patience and bottle maturation will reward you with secondary characteristics of honey, marmalade and warm buttered toast. "Riesling is the Clare Valley's signature variety and this is our ninth vintage from clos Clare's Riesling patch, adjoining the historic 'Florita' vineyard in Watervale. The 46-year-old dry grown vines were hand-harvested on the 21st of Feburary and taken to The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where they were chilled for 24 hours prior to whole bunch pressing and vinification."

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

Bright, light yellow colour. Fresh and vibrant floral and salad greens to sniff. It’s light and lively in the mouth, quite intense but delicate and restrained, fresh and lively, with a superb, effortless natural balance. The acidity is fine and seamlessly woven into the wine. It’s not bone-dry, but has impeccable balance and a clean and lovely finish.