O'Leary Walker Wines have been creating small batch, hand-crafted wines from premium Clare Valley vines for decades. With a philosophy of sourcing the best fruit from the best vineyard sites, David O'Leary and Nick Walker have quietly gone about their business of producing distinctive varietal wines, enjoyed by consumers and acclaimed by influential wine critic. One of the great vintages. Minimal winemaker impact. Pure, vineyard defined wine.
Concentrated example of a Watervale riesling with lime juice, chalk, mineral, herb and subtle floral flavours. Marvellous power and purity with a chalky yet ethereal texture. Delicious now but promises to develop well with bottle age.21 APR 2019 Drink 2019–2028
95 points Bob Campbell MW The Real Review
A very delicate and detailed nose with grapevine blossom aromas and pure notes of lemon and lime. The palate is incredibly tight, with excellent line which heightens the lemony flavours. It is still holding its cards close to its chest though it is destined for a long life for those who are patient. Amazing value 17 JAN 2019 Drink 2019–2032
95 points Toni Patterson The Real Review
Bright, light to mid-yellow colour, with a generous dried herb bouquet, thyme and oregano; the palate also precise and refined, crisp and dry and yet well endowed with fruit. The palate is deep in lush fruit flavour, marvellously ample yet refined and tense at the same moment. The balance is superb, the finish clean and dry. A striking, impressive young riesling.27 NOV 2018 Drink 2019–2028