Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges

Grosset

Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2004

ESF
9.2

Very interesting to see this age - upon release this was extremely tight & austere and now it has blossomed into a beautifully expressive aged Riesling w/dark gold color, big whiff of petrol alongside peach & apricot. On the palate it is still razor sharp & angular w/only slightly rounded off edges no doubt due to age & bit of fat it gained. On the finish it is bone dry with clearly defined lemon & lime, mineral-y w/hint of creaminess. — 14 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Great restraint on your part to be drinking this at 17 years - one of Australia’s best.
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Bob: did not have access to my cellar for the last 5 years, but I knew these were built for the long run. I love Clare Valley wines (red & white) and I used to sell Grosset... I have more of these & will revisit in a few years

Shaw and Smith

M3 Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

Delicious! Big match stick on the nose, followed by tangerine and peaches. — 6 days ago

David, Ron and 1 other liked this

Penfolds

Reserve Bin 09A Chardonnay 2015

Second bottle after Bin 389. I like this one more. Beth liked Bin 389 more. This felt smooth but powerful relative to Bin 389. — 9 days ago

Woodvale

M C D Clare Valley Grenache 2014

25/4/21.. absolutely delightful. 93 points — 14 days ago

Shaw + Smith

Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Erik Helms
9.0

Clean Aussie SB. Light on grass and sweet tropical fruits, nice amount of grapefruit. Long finish. — a day ago

Daniel P., David and 5 others liked this

CRFT Wines

Arranmore Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

In the bigger end of the Pinot spectrum, I really like this. Dark fruited, 25% whole bunch, french oak with a lovely dusky crimson/ruby colour. Great fruit density and concentration, spiced, lovely acidity and tannins with a long savoury finish. — 17 days ago

Bob, Matt and 1 other liked this

Rabbit & Spaghetti

Clare Valley Shiraz 2019

Great value and decent Shiraz — a month ago

Rock Bare

Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Frisch, starke Säure, ausgeprägte Zitrusfrüchte — 18 days ago

CRFT Wines

The Arranmore Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

The CRFT cellar door is quite close to home so I’ve been there a few times, but this is my first bottle of their Chardonnay. Small volume, organic, could just about point to the rows of vines from where I sat and tasted. Peach/citrus flavours that run long. Not quite the flinty minerally follow through that I loved with the Shaw+Smith M3 but still lovely. — 17 days ago

Bob, Matt and 1 other liked this

Mt Bera Vineyards

Boundless Horizons Pinot Noir 2017

7/5/21. Exceptional. Strong notes of cherry, raspberry. One of my favourites. Sean’s rating 95 and Nicole’s rating is 93 — 6 days ago