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2018 Claymore Joshua Tree Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

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

$20.00$16.00

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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.

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
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)

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 : 11.7%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

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!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

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.

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 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

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

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

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. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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