Leo Hillinger

Jim Barry

The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Kerosene aromas - some toast. Lovely mature Clare Valley Riesling. Palate has filled out with the influence of citrus diminishing and stone fruit increasing - under ripe peach. Nearly up to the standard of past Rieslings from the storied Florita Vineyard where legendary Rieslings were made for Leo Buring by John Vickery back in the 1970s. Next day strong citrus flavours - remarkably young for a 9 year old Riesling. Will go for at least another 6 years. — 2 years ago

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Leo Hillinger

Eveline Pinot Noir 2017

Hillinger Eveline Pinot Noir 2017. Pale Ruby in the glass with light staining of the tears. Nose: medium+ notes of ripe cranberry, bubblegum or red cherry cough drops, hints of floral. Violet, maybe? and a touch of mushroom and brett. Medium flavor intensity, dry, medium+ acidity, medium- body, medium alc, medium- tannins (silty, back-of-palate bitter) Brighter fruit aromas yield to cooked elements of the same and more of the funky elements on the palate, where tertiary elements abound: smoke, forest floor, black pepper, take center stage along with some introduction of mineral/graphite. Medium+ finish. This wine presents a complex and evolving experience, well integrated acidity and flavor characteristics. The alcohol angles out a bit, but will mellow with ageing. Delicious now. Seriously. Buy two bottles and compare notes at a later date. — 3 years ago

Leo Buring

Leonay DW L17 High Eden Riesling 2008

A return visit to this little number, picked up as a secondary market bargain, a good few years after the first tasting. It’s still bristling with acid and youthful vibrance, like licking pithy lime off a stone. But there’re other developed notes, like latex notes mixed with citrus blossom on the nose, ruby grapefruit pucker through the mid palate and citrus peel pucker to finish. It does fall a touch flat through the middle, perhaps going through a flat phase? With two more stashed in the cellar and a fair bit of life in this yet, there’s interesting drinking to come. — 6 months ago

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Paolo Leo

Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2018

It is a medium dark wine with a savory nose, showing violets, licorice, forest floor and a touch of cardamom. The palate is spicy, with black pepper and herbs joining the black berry profile. The tannins are quite firm and the acidity is fresh. It is a youthful wine which will pair nicely with a pork roast. — 3 years ago

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Leo Hillinger

Leithaberg Pinot Blanc

Nice crisp 2013 Pinot blanc. Notes of pineapple and orange. Smooth and buttery — 3 years ago

Château Leo de Prades

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

We had the 2016 — quite lovely. Needs at least an hour or two to breathe. — 7 months ago

Leo Steen

Peaberry Chenin Blanc 2019

Untuned/unfiltered. Apple cider and funk whisper. Brine and pith and orange blossom on the pallet. Killer. Buy more now! — 8 months ago

Leo Steen

Provisor Vineyard Grenache 2017

Fabulous new discovery! Roasted strawberry with a hint of baking space. Lovely Grenache. Would definitely buy again. — 3 years ago

Leo Hillinger

RAW [sand30've:ze] Burgenland Sangiovese 2016

Austrian Sangiovese. So delicious. Metallicly but very balanced. Tastes of rose petals and dirt in the best possible way. — 4 years ago

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