Clarevale

K Clare Valley Riesling

8.914 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Kyle Groombridge

Lime zest all over the place, and some mineralogy. High acid and varietally correct, if not lacking some “interest” factor.

Lime zest all over the place, and some mineralogy. High acid and varietally correct, if not lacking some “interest” factor.

Apr 16th, 2018
Matt Trader

Finally, a Clare Valley Riesling! Had one from Eden Valley but not the classic home so to speak. It did not disappoint, and so far is really one of not many Riesling I've had not from Germany that showed that true essence of its soul - that wet mineral/rubber/zest combo that is all to often smeared over by ripeness, sugar, lack of acid, or whatever else can go wrong. I know I'll like it by the very first smell. This one was odd as well because it had the lemon zest, wet slate, and tennis ball aromas, with a little flower water and grated ginger.. but the pallet was bone dry and very bright, which is expected, but a great balance of acid - lemon candy, under ripe white pear, white pepper, lychee, key lime, mineral. Absolutely refreshing. Sat on the patio, watched the sun go down, had a glass, relaxed.

Finally, a Clare Valley Riesling! Had one from Eden Valley but not the classic home so to speak. It did not disappoint, and so far is really one of not many Riesling I've had not from Germany that showed that true essence of its soul - that wet mineral/rubber/zest combo that is all to often smeared over by ripeness, sugar, lack of acid, or whatever else can go wrong. I know I'll like it by the very first smell. This one was odd as well because it had the lemon zest, wet slate, and tennis ball aromas, with a little flower water and grated ginger.. but the pallet was bone dry and very bright, which is expected, but a great balance of acid - lemon candy, under ripe white pear, white pepper, lychee, key lime, mineral. Absolutely refreshing. Sat on the patio, watched the sun go down, had a glass, relaxed.

Jan 28th, 2018
Shellie Marken Fontana

LOVE my 'mineral zested,' citrusy Clarevale, 2016--it brought sunshine to my dinner-table this wintry 24*-day, very nicely complimenting hub's chicken and lemon-caper sauce. Why wait til summer to enjoy?

LOVE my 'mineral zested,' citrusy Clarevale, 2016--it brought sunshine to my dinner-table this wintry 24*-day, very nicely complimenting hub's chicken and lemon-caper sauce. Why wait til summer to enjoy?

Dec 30th, 2019
Jay Svoboda

Australia, white wine and myself are creeping awfully close to a three way. Varietals that often get a bad wrap from me (Chardonnay) and by the general public (Riesling) shine in a different light down under. Crisp and dry, this Riesling displays excellent notes of citrus, vanilla, peaches, apples and just a hint of that Riesling petrol. The consistent acidity and minerality carry this one through to the finish. Also, dry and still just 12% alcohol - a rare combo. Good stuff.

Australia, white wine and myself are creeping awfully close to a three way. Varietals that often get a bad wrap from me (Chardonnay) and by the general public (Riesling) shine in a different light down under. Crisp and dry, this Riesling displays excellent notes of citrus, vanilla, peaches, apples and just a hint of that Riesling petrol. The consistent acidity and minerality carry this one through to the finish. Also, dry and still just 12% alcohol - a rare combo. Good stuff.

Jun 25th, 2019
Ryan Frank

2016 vintage

2016 vintage

Jun 17th, 2019
Katy Barnett

Mom wine. Like flat water

Mom wine. Like flat water

Jan 5th, 2019
Austin Tabbone

Takes a minute to open up but it’s nice. A touch of doughy lemony qualities.

Takes a minute to open up but it’s nice. A touch of doughy lemony qualities.

Oct 1st, 2018
Scott Petrus

Lime 🌩 delicious

Lime 🌩 delicious

Apr 11th, 2018
Neil Valenzuela

Clear straw color, aromas of citrus, rose water, white pepper and rubber/tennis balls. Dry, tart flavors of candied lime, orange blossom and a slate finish.

Clear straw color, aromas of citrus, rose water, white pepper and rubber/tennis balls. Dry, tart flavors of candied lime, orange blossom and a slate finish.

Feb 27th, 2018
Oliver Meister

Oliver had this 7 months ago

Oliver had this 7 months ago

Jun 30th, 2019