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Australia, Clare Valley

Jim Barry

Jim Barry 'Watervale' Riesling 2016

Jim Barry 'Watervale' Riesling 2016 a gorgeous, low alcohol, dry Riesling from the Clare Valley of South Australia

Tasting Notes

This has a captivating nose which combines lemon/lime citrus overtures, lime cordial, citrus blossom and a touch of stony minerals, which carries over into the palate. Medium bodied and weighting in at around 12 % alcohol by volume, this has a lovely acid spine that gives drive and juiciness to the pear, and citrus flavors with a stony, lightly chalky note that adds a mineral element to the fruit. Juicy in the mid palate with a dry finish, this would work well with Asian fusion food. You can drink now but it should age beautifully for the next 8-10 years quite easily.

Food Accompaniments

Asian-fusion, shell fish, lemon chicken

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

89 pts Wine Spectator Web Only - 2017
Plump and juicy, with pear, green apple and peach flavors accented by a squirt of lime juice. Fragrant, with a minerally detail on the finish. Drink now. 50 cases imported

Winemaker Notes

Our Watervale Riesling is picked from a special part of the Florita vineyard in Watervale. This famous Riesling vineyard usually achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels.

The nose has a fantastic lift of punchy lemon sherbet, bath salts, orange blossom and freshly grated ginger, enhanced by quintessential Watervale Riesling musk.
A wine of great line and drive, the palate has lashings of flavour with elements of lemon curd, grapefruit, guava and nashi pear. The palate over-delivers on flavour, with soda like minerality, and provides a generous wine with extraordinary length.

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Chemical Analysis




12% alcohol by volume




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