This wine shows a brilliant pale straw colour in the glass. The nose lifts with aromas of kaffir lime, pear and ginger spice. Delicately poised with mouth-watering acidity, this Riesling is balanced with a burst of lime juiciness and lifted orange blossom florals. The palate has great presence, with fine chalkiness leading into a persistent finish.
"A quintessential Clare Valley Riesling, with concentrated yet vibrant lime cordial, white blossom and fresh lime juice characters leaping from the glass. Pristine and almost squeaky clean on the lengthy palate, it is thrilling drinking now but the racy acidity should ensure it matures well."
90, Wine Enthusiast:
"This vintage of Lodge Hill is another solid and austere expression of the grape Clare Valley has carved its reputation with. It's a little reductive at first, taking some vigorous swirling in the glass for those oniony aromas to blow off, but when they do, delicate lime leaf, apple blossom and talc aromas appear. The palate is just as tightly wound, with crunchy acidity and a crisp apple-y finish. Give this another year or two in the bottle to gain more complexity and drinkability."
JIM BARRY Lodge Hill Riesling 2018