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2021 Nick O'Leary Riesling

Canberra District, NSW

One of Canberra's best value Rieslings, from one of its most loved boutique winemakers.

HIGH SCORE

$23.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
3 Reviews

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Always reliable and a very good go-to drink, because it’s juicy and refreshing...

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

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.

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

Nick will be a pace setter for the region for many years to come.

Winemaker Nick O
Winemaker Nick O'Leary
Photo Credit: Canberra Times
Additional Info

From the Producer

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.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Nick O
Winemaker Nick O'Leary
Canberra Wine District
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"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)

Customer Reviews
5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • JC
    Joanna C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    5 months ago
    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.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • T
    thom
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Brilliant riesling

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

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Paul G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    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!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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