Australia’s finest expressions of Riesling are to be found in South Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys. Take the journey along the Clare and Eden Valley Riesling Trail and you will find 4 of the region’s most impressive wines in one single box. This collection features 3 bottles each from 2 Clare Vallley and 2 Eden Valley producers with ratings of 95 Points or better from Australia's leading wine critics.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling 2019
3 bottles Claymore Joshua Tree Watervale Riesling 2018
3 bottles Erin Eyes Pride of Erin Reserve Riesling 2017
3 bottles Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Riesling 2019
Jim Barry purchased the land for The Lodge Hill Vineyard in 1977 as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in the Clare Valley.” The Lodge Hill Riesling delivers beautiful natural acidity and citrus characters that ripen early because of the small crop it produces. Gentle pressing and a rapid move into the fermentation allows the natural fruit flavours to be preserved.
Trophy - Best Riesling - Royal Perth Wine Show 2019
Top Gold Medal & 97 Points- Royal Perth Wine Show 2019
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. Price: $20.00; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
With its pale colour and restrained young aroma, this is just a baby, but what potential! Nascent aromas of dried flowers, stone fruits and spices lead into a palate of superior concentration, great intensity, line and length. It will only improve with time in the bottle. Date Tasted: Sept 2017; Price: $35.00; Alcohol: 12%; Drink: 2018-2032; Rating: 96 Points; Huon Hooke
An exercise in purity and elegance, the perfumed bouquet trailing through florals, powder puff and a touch of spice, the delicately engineered palate keeping all the components in their place. Terrific balance and length to an all-out bargain. Drink to: 2029; Price: $20.00; Date Tasted: Sept 2019; Alcohol: 11%; Rating: 95 Points & Top 100 Wines & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion