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2017 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

Pure, precise Riesling from an exciting boutique Clare label and the excellent 2017 vintage.

$27.00

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About

About The Wine

Clos Clare is a fascinating Clare Valley venture owned by the famous Barry family , and run by the youngest generation of Barrys, Tom and Sam.

They 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 2017 Riesling is possibly their best to date off this site. Very much small batch and hand crafted, it is incredibly floral, energetic, structural and complex.

It's already been named as one of Matthew Jukes' Top 100 Australian Wines for 2018!

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"‘Off the scale’, were the first few words written in my notes for this wine. The freshness and attack of fruit is unnerving and it is so much pointier and piercing than the languid, lush 2016. With more brio and zip, added to an immensely long finish, this is a quintessential Clare Riesling performing at the very top of its game. I have followed this estate since the early Nineties and always marvelled at the wine’s minerality and poise but the Barry brothers have taken it to a new level of clarity and precision and in 2017 the husk, pith and ozone tanginess is heavenly. I had the occasion to open this wine alongside some mighty world competition, including wines which were twice the price, and it was embarrassing how elite and masterful it looked as it towered over the other bottles." - Matthew Jukes

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 46-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.

The 2017 Watervale Riesling has beautifully lifted aromatics of apple, grapefruit and lemon. The palate has great drive and generosity of flavour, grapefruit, lemon and citrus peel, with a soft, chalky texture and a juicy line of acid. - Tom & Sam Barry

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

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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