O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2021 (Clare Valley, South Australia) "...Orange rind, lemon, spice..."
Polish Hill River is ground central for great Australian Riesling. The rocky soils, the warm days and cool nights - perfect for producing Riesling deliciousness! Speaking of delicious, this epic O'Leary Walker Riesling sits right up at the top of the tasty Riesling tree, with boatloads of acid and a concentration to die for. Primo Aussie Riesling.
"If the Watervale sub-region brings elegance and beauty to the riesling grape, Polish Hill River brings über spice and an almost nervous tension or coiled energy. Both characters are fast out of the blocks and raring to go in the 2021 O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River. Granny Smith apple, lime, fennel and herbal notes across the bouquet. Fasten your seatbelt for a brisk, wild ride. It hits the palate at pace accentuated by taut, crunchy acidity and a pure line of green apple, grapefruit juiciness, spice and nougat. Writers often refer to a “surge of electricity” with Polish Hill River Riesling. It’s here all right, but while the structure is tight, the fruit is also tight. This is a wine with time on its mind. Give it years in bottle and you will be rewarded." - 95 Points, Wine Pilot
“Winemakers in Clare are still pinching themselves about this vintage for the ages. The wine is sourced from one of the finest subregions within Clare and it has produced a wine that treads the fine line between power, finesse, and delicacy. It is a wonderful wine for drinking now or for cellaring. And it’s great value.” - 95 points, The West Australian