Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2015
The bigger brother to the Watervale value champion, though at $22 it’s hardly much ‘bigger’. Again that’s crazy value. Stats: TA 7.4g/l. RS 2.7g/l. pH 2.95
Water clear. Instantly more floral than the distinctively limey Watervale, with a little more white flowers. Dry, composed and chalky palate is reserved, long and really quite gentle given the fruit intensity. Excellent limey, almost sherbety back end and a long finish suggest that this is, again, simply delicious juice for $22. So much to like. Drink: 2015-2026. 18/20, 93/100
Details: 12.3%, Screwcap, $22, Sample
Would I buy it? Oh yes. I’d drink most of a bottle too.
Buy online: Jim Barry website