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Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The company was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. The company is now owned and managed by Peter Barry, a second generation family winemaker. Jim Barry Wines is home to some of Australia’s favourite wines such as The Armagh, The McRae Wood, The Benbournie, First Eleven, Pb, The Cover Drive, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling and Watervale Riesling.

Watervale Riesling is picked from a special part of the Florita vineyard in Watervale. This famous Riesling vineyard usually achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels. The palate delivers ginger, mouth-watering juiciness and crisp Granny Smith apple-like acidity. It also displays generous lime fruit and a touch of fine talc phenolics, which lifts the creaminess.

Gold Medal - Royal Queensland Show 2015
(95 Points) - Royal Queensland Show 2015
Gold Medal - Clare Valley Wine Show 2015
(95+ Points) - Clare Valley Wine Show 2015

Pale but bright colour, the aromas remind of freshly fermented, slightly yeasty wine, with a whiff of fresh bread dough. Floral, as well. It's intense and strongly flavoured, with lime citrus flavours galore, filling the mouth and lasting long on the aftertaste. Dry finish. A delicious wine, driving and powerful - and worth cellaring. Drink 2015 to 2025. Rating: 92 Points; Huon Hooke

A recent night out for Thai called for something to douse the fire. I dashed around the corner to the bottle shop and was met with a limited number of Riesling options in the fridge yet a whole door was filled with Sauv Blanc. Sigh. This was the pick of the Riesling on offer, and damn, what a steal for $16 in retail land! Kaffir lime city. A cracking Riesling with expressive citrus fruit and bone dry to finish. Bright and refreshing all the way. As for my Gang Dang duck curry, the job was done and then some. Very good. QWine

This is a good release. Lemon and kaffir lime leaf, baby oil/mineral, and maybe a bit of spice. It’s light, flavoursome and zesty to taste – lemon barley and lime – juicy driving acidity and the subtle sweetness of Bickford’s lime in the aftertaste. Slight chalkiness and bitterness from phenolics. Crunch and drive. Hard to go wrong here. Alcohol : 12.8%; Price : $18; Closure : Screwcap; Drink : 2015 - 2019+. Rating: 92 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

 

 

 

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