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2012 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

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

HIGH SCORE

$35.00

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About

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
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

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
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_

94Points
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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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