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2022 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling, Clare Valley

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A tense, detailed Polish Hill River riesling. It's waxy in texture, concentrated with lemon-lime flavours, zinged with tight, bright grapefruit acidity and feels soaked in liquid minerals of crushed granite and quartz-like coolness. It extends beautifully, finishes vivid, crystalline and mouth-watering. Very well done. Pristine, energetic and complex expression.

94 points Mike Bennie winecompanion.com.au

Planted circa 2001, but organically grown and made since 2010. It has an evocative bouquet with its mix of citrus and talc which take shape on the palate, with its extraordinary staying power, acidity just as it should be.

95 points Halliday's Top 100 Nov 2022

The colour is near crystal clear with the palest hint of sunrise. More steely and taut, this is focused and tight, more reticent at the moment but you know that glories are to follow when this blossoms. Limes, spices, grapefruit and a minerally backing. Wet stones. Bright, edgy acidity, incredible length and coiled power. This will sail through twenty years in a good cellar and the score will likely improve. These two wines are compelling evidence as to why the team are considered to make some of the very finest Rieslings in all the land.

97 points Ken Gargett WinePilot.com

What an extraordinary wine! Speaks of a great vintage, a great grape variety, and a special bit of dirt high in the Clare Valley – loam over sandstone and slate – where Riesling shines.
Striking scent of lemon blossom, citrus, red apple, orange peel, honey and bergamot. Alive and vital. A world of citrus awaits on the palate: grapefruit pith, citrus zest, lemony and intense. Polish Hill River is noted for its spice. It’s here, wrapped around a steel, minerally, lasting acidity. Taut as a drum but with great depth. Love the mouth-watering pithiness to finish that works the tastebuds, temptingly so. Where are freshly shucked oysters when you need them? Don’t overchill if you are planning to open a bottle soon, it will promote the youthful, firm acidity and demote the delicate fruits and aromatic spice. Better still, leave it for a little while . . . if you can.

96 points Jeni Port WinePilot.com

Pale straw with green hues. The bouquet provides notes of floral lime, talc, musk and hints of fennel. The palate is taut with powerful lime, slatey minerality, great depth of flavour balanced with beautiful natural acidity. We love to enjoy this Riesling while fresh, however it also has excellent cellaring potential - up to 20 years.
Despite growing these vines organically since their planting in the 1970s, 2010 marked the first year of NASAA Organic Certification for these vineyards. Martin and Joan Smith and Molloy's vineyards are virtually next to each other in Polish Hill River and consistently produce top quality fruit which highlights the excellence of this sub-region of the Clare Valley. Grey loam acid soils over sandstone and slate make up the profile with much of the top soil littered with rock, proving just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and produce quality fruit. It is the slate of Polish Hill River, as opposed to the limestone of Watervale, that gives rise to the point of difference between these styles.

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Product/Service Sold Out No
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type White Wine
Wine Style Certified Organic
Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Varietals Riesling
Vintage 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 97
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