2007 Clos Clare Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Aged Clare Riesling in all its golden, toasty glory. Fourteen years young.


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About The Wine

Clos Clare, in the south-west corner of the famed Florita vineyard in Watervale, was bought, sold, then reacquired by the Barry Family.

This museum-release Riesling is part of their family history and wonderfully encapsulates the aging potential of the variety and region.

Burnished gold, an amber wine without the tannin, it is now in a toasty developed drinking window with dark honey, lemon meringue flavours and a slippery, satisfying finish.

About Clos Clare

The Barry Brothers, Sam and Tom, are on a roll at the moment, taking home the Winery of the Year award in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion under the banner of their family estate, Jim Barry Wines.

Clos Clare gives them a chance to express their own winemaking styles without the expectation of the Jim Barry label. These are modern, delicious wines that are approachable now and offer great value for money.

The breathtaking view at Clos Clare
The breathtaking view at Clos Clare
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The story of Clos Clare is quickly growing into what will be one of the great wine stories of the Clare Valley. It began in 1986 when the Barry family purchased the Florita vineyard from the then owners, Leo Buring. This vineyard produced, for many years, the great wines of Leonay and Richmond Grove.

Warilto, the homestead on the property was sub-divided and offered as a custodianship to artist and building conservator, Ian Saunders. A small 5-acre parcel of the vineyard was included in the sub-division and clos Clare was born. In 1996 Ian sold the property to Noel Kelly. Under his custodianship, Noel enhanced the reputation of the Riesling as well as planting spare land on the block to Shiraz.

After deciding to retire, our good friend and neighbour Noel gave us the opportunity to purchase Clos Clare - an offer we couldn’t let pass.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Barry Family
The Barry Family
Clare Valley, SA
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DDS review

Deeply satisfying, rich, golden grape juice. Some developed morning toast aromas and plenty of citrus spark. - DD Wine Crew


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