Category Archives: Clare Valley

Kilikanoon Kavel’s Flock Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley

Announcing it’s presence for 2013, this Clare Valley outpost is proudly trumpeted as James Halliday’s Winery of the Year. With an impressive lineup of wines which umbrella the Clare, Barossa and McLaren Vale, the Kavel’s Flock Shiraz is one label … Continue reading

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Matchbox Wine Co Malbec 2012, Clare Valley, SA

$30 direct from winery. Fruit from 1980 vines that was wild fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons. Intense inky purple ruby colour. Lifted aromas of violets, blueberry syrup and fresh pepper. A weighty wine texture-wise, like a whole ream of … Continue reading

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Matchbox Wine Co Riesling 2011, Clare Valley, SA

I learnt about this new label from the Aug issue of Gourmet Traveller Wine. A single vineyard wine made from fruit off vines planted in 1982. I love the old-school matchbox labels. $30 direct from winery.  Wild yeast fermented, a … Continue reading

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Rieslingfreak No.3 2010, Clare Valley, SA

$25 direct from John Hughes.Recommended by Chris Ringland (via fb). Clear pale lemon colour with fine legs. A blast of clean, intense and youthful aromas of cold lime talc, crushed limestone slate rock, kaffir lime leaf and rind, hint of … Continue reading

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Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2010, Clare Valley, South Australia

$19 from Cloudwine. Pale gold colour with a copper tinge. Aromas of Pakenham pear, fresh lychee flesh and iced peach tea. Dry, white wine with racy acidity that props up the full, bitter-sweet flavours of green pear and unripe white … Continue reading

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