Riesling 2021 – Black Market Deal #41996
- Light, aromatic
- Clare Valley
Skilly Valley, a subregion on the western side of Clare, enjoys just the same elevation but some slightly different soils (sandy clay-loam over a broken quartz) to the rest of the region. This gives subtly different nuances to the wines as compared to other Clare bottles. There are bright aromas of orange blossom and cool minerality on the nose, followed by a sweetly peachy and tropical fruit rich palate. If this sounds like a recipe for flabbiness, think again. The acidity here is electric, leaving you pleasantly refreshed with every sip.
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.