2012 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Museum release of one of the Clare Valley's most impressive small production Rieslings.


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About The Wine

It's increasingly difficult to find Riesling released with a little age in Australia, but the Barry brothers have a love and commitment to the variety and they want everyone to have the chance to se their Riesling start to evolve.

Tom and Sam Barry purchased the iconic clos Clare vineyard in 2008 and have since taken both the Rieslings and recently added reds to a previously unmatched level of quality.

This 2012 Riesling is dazzling. It recieved rave reviews a the time of rrelease, with 95 points from James Halliday and 94+ points from Gary Walsh, the latter even commenting "More to come too, I suspect. " back in 2012.

An absolute steal for the price for lovers of quality Clare Riesling.

The breathtaking view at clos Clare
The breathtaking view at clos Clare
Clare Valley, SA

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Bright, light straw-green; from 42-year-old vines, the grapes whole bunch pressed and cold-fermented; the bouquet is filled with blossom aromas, and the palate has remarkable depth to its layers of ripe citrus fruits, the length equally impressive. Drink now or later." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion_

The Wine Front

"Some reduction at first but clearing quickly. Kaffir lime, spice, bath salts, plenty of juicy lime and green mango flavour, slatey bits, pithy textural bits and balanced acidity. Tangy clean finish. Crunchy intensity and all round delicious drinking. More to come too, I suspect." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

As the third generation of the Barry winemaking family, we now hold the keys to this boutique winery. 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 42-year-old dry grown vines were hand-harvested on 21st of February and taken to The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where they were chilled for 24 hours prior to whole bunch pressing and vinification.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml


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