Riesling 2017 – Black Market Deal #39071
- Light, aromatic
- Clare Valley
Riesling benefitted the most from Clare’s 2017 vintage as the fruit was harvested some two weeks later than the year before. With cooler conditions giving way to a longer ripening period, complexity builds without the occurrence of over-ripening. Add a good few years of development in the bottle and you’ve got a recipe for outstanding drinking, and at this price, you’ll be left grinning ear to ear. It’s a classic Clare style that screams lemon and lime fruit, a mineral core surrounded by promising development. As the sun sets on a warm evening and the fish n’ chips are plonked on the table, crack a bottle of this rizza and you’re destined to arrive at your ‘happy place’.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Clare Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.