Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges


Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre Clare Valley 1999

A lineup of eight Grenache and Grenache blends exploring how long can they age? All from 1994-1999, four countries represented. Group’s #4, my #2 - quite elegant. — 4 days ago

Ira, Bob and 14 others liked this

The Lindsay Collection

Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Very nice, big citrus notes — 17 days ago


Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Springvale is usually the less austere when compared to the Grosset Polish Hill. This is a pale lemon in colour. Touch of Kerosene amongst the white flower aromatics. Citrus on the light restrained palate with the acid which will propel this well past 10 years of age. Will be at its peak then similar to the 2011 Petaluma, another Clare Valley Riesling, I had recently. — a month ago

Brian, Ray and 12 others liked this


Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Riesling character petrol. Fresh acidity. Very fresh especially the afterkick. — 14 days ago

Diederick, Eric and 3 others liked this

Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling

Almost water white with some green. Less racy then other examples. Some lime but no lime cordial. Milder vs the great Clare Valley examples — 10 days ago

Spider Bill Wines

Adelaide Hills Chenin Blanc 2019

Great Fathers Day lunch accompaniment to chicken and chips. Gorgeous golden hue, paired with a long and luscious palate. From a strong but low yielding vintage in the hills. — 19 days ago

Serge, Bob and 5 others liked this


Hanlin Hill Riesling 2011

One of the pleasures in life is having a 10 year old Clare Valley Riesling. Had the last one a year ago in August 2020. This time some kerosene notes creeping in with the peachy notes. Honeyed nuances on the palate. Delicious. Diminished acid but could be kept for a few more years. A little chalky minerality. I think I have one left. — a month ago

Daniel, Rob and 18 others liked this

St. Andrews

Single Vineyard Riesling 2015

Still catching up with notes from before the Cairns trip. A mature Clare Valley Riesling still with a 5+ year future. Citrus flowers of lime and lemon with a sherbet note. Developing a paraffin nuance. Drinking well with a refreshing citric acid cut to cleanse the palate. Moreish. — 22 days ago

Severn, Ira and 21 others liked this

Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir 2019

This wine amazes me. I mean, it's made in Adelaide Hills, not in the coldest region out there, but Ochota manages to craft it light with low residual sugar level. Unique style and sophisticated wine that requires time and effort to fully appreciate it. Cherry nut, sauerkraut, spices, strawberries, fallen leaves, dill and flowers. Delicate, delicious and easy going Pinot Noir. Has the right amount of 'craziness' in it without compromising on quality.

Tasted on 2021-09-14
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Oh, forgot to put it - 2019 :)
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The Lane Vineyard

Gathering Club Adelaide Hills Cabernet Franc 2018

Slightly better the second day.
Showing on the blue fruited spectrum. Good acid balance.
Easy drinking.
— 19 days ago

Bob, Ceccherini and 4 others liked this