2021 Nick O'Leary Riesling

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One of Canberra's best value Rieslings, from one of its most loved boutique winemakers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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Nick O'Leary is one of the rising stars of the Canberra wine district., so it should go without saying that his Rieslings are a hit every time.

This Riesling is renowned for its pure fruit, exceptional balance and more-ish approachability as a young wine.

It's a must-buy for any Riesling fans out there, and it's a really good value drop too.

Aromatics of white flowers, apple blossom and citrus. The palate is generous with a powerful mix of Granny Smith apple and freshly squeezed lime. The mouth-watering natural acidity leads to a pristine palate of balance and length.

A Canberra regional blend, consisting of 9 different vineyard parcels. Grapes were hand harvested then whole bunch pressed. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel tanks and the wine held on light lees until bottling.

95 Points - "Hand-picked fruit from 8 mature vineyards, chilled then whole-bunch pressed on a slow champagne cycle for 4 hours; inoculated with neutral yeast and left on fine lees until bottling in the last week of June '21. Always reliable and a very good go-to drink, because it's juicy and refreshing without any brittleness to the acidity. It's also full of freshly squeezed Indian limes and wet pebbles with a touch of lemon curd. The finish is impressively long." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
  • JC
    Joanna C.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    For the Riesling lover!

    Found this wine on a trip to Canberra and had to have a case!

    Easy drinking, smooth, fruity and absolutely beautiful served cold. It definitely doesn't last long in the fridge.

  • T
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant riesling

    Nick's wines just get better and better. Becoming a favorite in our household

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    Paul G.
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    4 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A new reason to focus on Canberra

    Politics was the reason why Canberra was considered the centre of attention for Australians. Now, with the rise of winemaker Nick O’Leary in the nearby Hall Valley, we can add his presence to the reasons why the Australian Capital Territory is worth bowing to. Dedicated to Shiraz and Riesling, it’s the latter of these that caught my eye recently. As a riesling devotee, I have to say Nick’s now top of the list with his supremely attractive offering from 2018. The lemon, ginger and lime are standouts for this delicious addition to a lazy Sunday binge-watching an SBS Nordic​ noir crime series!

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Nick O'Leary

Nick O’Leary is one of the rising stars of the Canberra wine district.

With a little over a decade’s worth of experience in the industry, this superstar is absolutely cleaning up at some of the biggest wine shows in the country.

Nick focuses primarily on Riesling and Shiraz, making great modern styles from great vineyards around the Canberra District.

O'Leary will be a pacesetter for the region for many years to come.

Winemaker Nick O'Leary Nick O'Leary

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