2018 Claymore Joshua Tree Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

One of the Clare's best value Rieslings year on year. 95 pts James Halliday.


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Really enjoyable, and great value.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Aout The Wine

The good folks at Claymore wines are known for their top value, regionally expressive wines that deliver at all price points.

The Joshua Tree Riesling is a delicious early drinking style of Riesling from the Clare.

It's ripe and ready to rip, zingy, fresh and full of flavour.

James Halliday rated the 2018 vintage 95 points. Pound for pound one of the best buys you will find for Clare Valley Riesling.

Additional Info

From The Producer

Region - 100% Estate Grown Watervale, Clare Valley

Colour -Bright and lively with green edges.

Bouquet - There’s a lifted perfume of orange and lime blossom with hints of musk, underlined with bath minerals.

Palate - Old fashioned lemon barley cordial is underlaid by pristine, steely minerality. Aromatic bath salt lift carries through to the palate complemented by a pleasant chalkiness. There is a deceptively powerful concentration to this wine – it is exceptionally fine and finishes dry, without astringency. A hallmark of the great years is that commanding fruit weight that lingers alluringly in the mouth.

General - When it comes to Riesling, we aim to let the fruit and the season tell the story. 2018 has an amazing Riesling story to tell – while a low yielding year our non irrigated vines held on well despite a heat event in mid January.

We closely control the timing of our Riesling harvests to capture bright natural acidity and optimal fruit balance off the vine, resulting in this wine once again being made without added acid or finings, highlighting the amazing fruit purity that Clare is renowned for.

Made from a blend of parcels drawn from our three Riesling sites, this wine is crafted using only free run juice and cool fermentation. It once again delivers a classic Watervale Rizza with that forward fruit lift and delicate floral elements.

Serve With - The generous fruit weight of this wine would pair incredibly with white anchovy, soft cheese and crusty bread. Peasant gourmet done right!

pH - 3.02

TA - 6.57g/L

Residual Sugar - 1.4g/L

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.70%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Halliday Wine Companion

"The gently spicy edge to the blossom aromas is coupled with a whisper of musk, the palate adding to the appeal of the bouquet with its display of lime and lemon zest palate. There is power to the base, yet no hint of extraction. Really enjoyable, and great value." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Not usually a fan of riesling but this one was fresh

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