2021 Jim Barry Wines 'The Florita' Riesling - Clare ValleyRegular price $63.00
On the nose, this wine displays all of the classic Clare Valley Riesling characters; lime and lemon juice, wet slate and mineral notes. The palate commands respect from the moment it touches your taste buds. The mineral backbone is framed with citrus rind and moreish sorbet. The wine exerts power, yet is beautifully balanced and delicate.
"Tasted alongside the Florita Cellar Release (2015) and the Wolta Wolta (2019), and never was there a more achingly beautiful trio of wines. This ranks slightly higher than the Cellar Release due to its startling clarity, and scintillating, persuasive power. It will live forever and a day, and I bet at Cellar Release time in 2027, when we see this wine again, you will be thanking your lucky stars you stocked up now, in 2022. Astounding."
97 Points - Erin Larkin - Halliday Wine Companion
"Among my colleagues (and friends) at TWF, I’m probably not renowned for my prowess at Riesling, though naturally I think I’m pretty good at it.
Lemon/lime, a distinct ‘mineral’ feel here, and tightness to the wine, though it’s also not short on flavour. It’s intense, a burst of mixed citrus with a stony/flinty texture, bright clean acidity, and a subtle floral perfume on a finish of excellent precision and length. Classic."
95 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front