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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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Categories: Clos Clare, Wines
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

Delivery Information

CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIA POST DELIVERY CUT OFFS:
SYDNEY METRO - 20th December
NSW REGIONAL / BRISBANE & SUNSHINE COAST / MELBOURNE - 19th December
ADELAIDE / VIC REGIONAL - 18th December
TAS / SA / QLD / PERTH - 17th December

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 3pm weekdays for same day delivery. A list of eligible postcodes can be viewed here.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.