It all kicks off with a lovely nose – gooseberries meets fresh lime juice in a very intense style. Palate is juicy initially but then finishes tart – like a young Clare Riesling should. There’s a great naturalness to the acid here which is welcome – it doesn’t feel like a whole bag of tartaric acid was chucked in pre bottling. Maybe a bit firm? Regardless, this is a classical Watervale Riesling that is going to be special in time.
I enjoyed drinking this. Can imagine smashing a bottle with a Thai green curry easily.
Tasted: Dec 14
Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes. Distinctive, refreshing, real Riesling.
Buy online: Clos Clare website
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