Riesling 2018 – Black Market Deal #35060
- Fresh, juicy
- Clare Valley
This Clare riesling is from a tiny producer who is likely to be new to you and a breath of fresh air with their funky label and vibrant wine. Jumping out of the glass, the nose is full of sherbet, lime cordial and flowers. With a light and steely palate, it’s super-dry, citric and lively. There’s a herbaceous side to the wine with fresh green herbs like tarragon and basil, which may be from the few hours of skin contact that was used in the winemaking process. This wine is really long and polished and although you may not know the producer, you’ll be glad you have discovered them.
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
- 100% Riesling
- 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.