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2018 O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling

2018 O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling

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$125.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • O'Leary Walker Wines was established in 2000 by winemakers David O'Leary and Nick Walker. With over twenty five years experience and established reputations making premium wine with the big companies, these two long time friends decided to take control of their own destiny and craft small batches of wine from some of the best vineyard sites in South Australia. With a great leap of faith they are now doing exactly what they set out to. Based in Leasingham in the Clare Valley, the duo source fruit from all over South Australia (including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale) but some of the best fruit comes from the Clare Valley itself. Of particular note is the Grace's vineyard in Watervale which supplies Riesling for the lauded 'Watervale Riesling' label. Grace's is a dry grown, west facing vineyard that sits on the classic 'red loam over limestone' Watervale soils and produces wonderful Riesling fruit. Similarly, the Smith and Molloy vineyards in the Polish Hill River area also contribute wonderfully intense Riesling fruit of the highest order. The O'Leary Walker range focuses on some premium regional varietals, taking the best bits from all around South Australia. The theory behind this is to draw on the grape varieties that excel in these quite different viticultural climates.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Bright, light to mid-yellow colour, with a generous dried herb bouquet, thyme and oregano; the palate also precise and refined, crisp and dry and yet well endowed with fruit. The palate is deep in lush fruit flavour, marvellously ample yet refined and tense at the same moment. The balance is superb, the finish clean and dry. A striking, impressive young riesling.

    95 POINTS

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A very delicate and detailed nose with grapevine blossom aromas and pure notes of lemon and lime. The palate is incredibly tight, with excellent line which heightens the lemony flavours. It is still holding its cards close to its chest though it is destined for a long life for those who are patient. Amazing value

    95 POINTS

    BOB CAMPBELL MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    Concentrated example of a Watervale riesling with lime juice, chalk, mineral, herb and subtle floral flavours. Marvellous power and purity with a chalky yet ethereal texture. Delicious now but promises to develop well with bottle age.

    95 POINTS

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    Lovely and taut. Lemony. Will age. Good regional clarity. I enjoy the subtle nature of the aromatics, as well as the purity and restraint. Bone-dry. A serious wine for an affordable price

    93 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A riesling with presence and power. The bouquet has lime and lemon blossom aromas, a hint of wild flower lurking behind. The palate has intensity and power built around a shaft of acidity thrusting through the citrus fruit.

    91 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    This year, I think Polish has the edge over Watervale from this producer. Maybe. Or maybe not. Strangers on a Train. Pretty, floral and vanilla tones over classic juicy lime and lemon, big flavour, a little rugged on the finish, but pretty much hits the spot.

    91 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    Very clear, lime-juice aromas, as well as some lemon blossom, leading to a palate that has fine, fresh and crisp lime flavor. Drink now. Screw cap.