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  • 95
  • 95

    2014 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2020-2026)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinctive glimmer of green around the rim and a watery hue. Top notes of lime and citrus meld into oily lemon butter like notes, light toast and wet steel. Intense lime and citrus fruits have a steely underbelly with elements of toast, subtle kerosene, lemon butter and flinty mineral characters also chiming in. Finishes dry with crunchy acidity and a long, still remarkably fresh aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Tasted 10/11/2014: From a 44yo dry-grown vineyard, hand-picked, chilled overnight, then whole bunch pressed. Apple and lemon blossom fragrance sets the scene for a particularly elegant and focused palate; while still in a primary phase, and very delicate, it has utterly perfect line, length and balance. Drink by 2029.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion