2018 Barking Mad Riesling
VINEYARD - Cropping 2T per acre. Estate grown at Reillys 'St Clare' vineyard, Watervale. Rich red loam over deep limestone.
WINEMAKING - Pressed within 2 hours of picking. 100% free juice run.
BOUQUET - Open floral bouquet with a hint of citrus.
PALATE - Delicate flavours of zesty lemon/lime. Rich palate with perfectly balanced acidity.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
91 POINTS ~ 2020 Halliday Wine Companion, www.winecompanion.com.au
"Quintessential Watervale, with lime-splice-cordial notes streaming along a fine beam of acidity and talcy grippiness. From free-run only, this is archetypal."
4 STARS & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, Nov/Dec 2019
"Floral fragrances with a slight toasty/kerosene edge. Nice concentration and compelxity of ripe citrus fruit flavours."
4 STARS & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2018
"A subtle floral/rose petal bouquet leads onto a fresh and flowery lemon/lime flavour profile and has a lovely crisp line of acidity"
94 POINTS ~ Wine Matrix, www.winematrix.com.au
"Very pale straw in colour but with absolute clarity. The nose shows floral hints with an inkling of citrus and lime. On the palate the youthfulness of this wine shines through with delicate zesty lime flavours but an overall richness with beautifully balanced acid. I’m not sure what the dogs are complaining about! Well done."
90 POINTS ~ James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au
"... A more than useful wine with abundant kaffir lime and Meyer lemon coming together on the generous palate; good length."
4 STARS, TOP IN CATEGORY & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, New Releases, March/April 2017
94 Points - Nick's Wine Merchants, www.nicks.com.au
“Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Intense aromatics of lime, citrus and orange rind leap from the glass followed by some talc and spice… Finished with crisp acidity and an aftertaste of lime, citrus, orange rind and subtle talc infusions.”
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Ralph Kyte-Powell, Sydney Morning Herald & The Age newspapers, Tuesday 29th March 2016
“Great value Clare Valley Riesling. Floral talc and lime zest aromas introduce a juicy mid-palate of good length, enhanced by a slight impression of sweetness and a tangy finish. Food Idea Thai salad with tofu and peanuts”
Dan Traucki, freelance wine journalist, published 9th Feb 2016 on www.facebook.com/dan.traucki
“Another great 2015 Riesling, this time from the world famous Watervale district of the Clare Valley. It opens with the scents of lemons and floral blossoms, has oodles of flavour with zingy acidity which is not OTT, finishes with a lovely crisp, cleansing, lingering finish. Bugger cellaring this ripper Riesling, enjoy it over the summer as it is scrumptious right now. Love the name- must have been named after me!!! ”.
Bottle : 750ml
Case : 12 x 750ml
Closure : Screw Cap
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