2018 O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling
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 Read more
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.