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Limited Release Mixed Riesling Pack

Limited Release Mixed Riesling Pack

Join us in welcoming our latest wine to the fold and get ready for spring at the same time.  

For the month of August, we have curated a limited release mixed six pack of new and cellared Poacher’s Ridge Rieslings.

  • 2 x 2017 Riesling (New release)
  • 1 x 2014 Riesling
    – 95Pts (Halliday)
    – 95Pts (Ray Jordan)
    – Runner Up ‘Best Riesling’ — Ray Jordan 2015.
  • 2 x 2007 Riesling
    – 94 points (Halliday)
    – Gold Mt Barker Wine Show
    – Silver Perth Royal Show
  • 1 x 2009 Late Harvest Riesling

Price $150 including shipping (RRP $174).

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Tasting Notes:

Riesling 2017
West of the old town of Narrikup is where you’ll find Poacher’s Ridge. This is rich, prehistoric country; a country shaped by ancient granite and the cool Southern Ocean winds. A land that bends backs, but gives back ten-fold – if you listen closely.

Lime and grapefruit juice flavours impart a minerality unique to these ancient lands. Tightly wound, the wine is dry; light to medium in body. It is a wine destined to age gracefully with cellaring. 

2014 Riesling
A dry, light bodied style of Riesling with a fresh acid structure and purity of fruit running through the core of the wine. Flavours of lime and grapefruit juice abound with a very balanced and persistent finish.

    Aromas of lime juice and grapefruit with lifted floral notes and orange blossom on the nose.  A dry, light bodied style of Riesling with a fresh acid structure and purity of fruit running through the core of the wine. Flavours of lime and grapefruit juice abound with a very balanced and persistent finish.

    95pts — James Halliday, 2016 Australian Wine companion.

    95pts — Ray Jordan, 2015 WA Wine Guide.

    Runner Up ‘Best Riesling’ — Ray Jordan, 2015 WA Wine Guide.

    • 2007 Riesling
    • 2009 Late Harvest Riesling

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    Release of Poacher's Ridge 2017 Riesling

    Release of Poacher's Ridge 2017 Riesling

    Starting with beautiful floral aromatics on the nose, on the palate our 2017 Riesling is dry with a light-to-medium body and showing lime and grapefruit juice flavours.  The colour is surprisingly straw given the wine has just been bottled.  Sugar and acid are balanced like a circus performer on a tightrope.  

    The relatively light weight of the wine and its refreshing acidity would pair well with seafood; (crab or white fish); duck or chicken; or a spicy Asian dish (like Nasi Goreng or anything packed with ginger).

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    To celebrate the latest release of one of our hallmark wines, we have pulled together a limited release mixed Riesling pack.

    Click here to purchase the Riesling Mixed Six Pack.

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    Aged Wine Release Program

    Aged Wine Release Program

    We are passionate about aged cool climate wines, which is why we set aside a small amount of our wines each vintage and re-release these over time in limited quantities.

    As part of our cellaring program, we are releasing limited quantities of our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Shiraz at a special rate of $99 per dozen (plus freight) to ensure they can be enjoyed within the next 12 months.

    Both wines were recently exhibited at our 2016 Must Wine Bar Member’s Tasting and our 2017 Museum Release Tasting (a ‘Taste of The Great Southern’ Event). 

    Shiraz 2005

    Tasting Notes

    2005 Shiraz – ‘Sophie’s Yard’ 
    James Halliday: “Firm, clean blackberry with a touch of raspberry fruit; fine-grained tannins add to the long finish.” 91 Pts

    Our winemaker: “Leathery bottle aged characters are certainly evident on the aromas, but there is also plum fruits as well. On the palate there is still great fruit sweetness, richness and it is still very fresh. Very good!”

    Our wine expert: “On recent tasting this wine was still alive and displayed aromatics of mulberry, blackberry with underlying developed bouquet of leather and spice. The flavours were rich and dense exhibiting both primary and tertiary fruit flavours – spicy fruitcake and licorice. A full-bodied style with a long finish. Drinking well now and for next 6 -12 months.”

    Click here to purchase Shiraz 2005 for $99 per case (plus freight). 

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    2005 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Louis’ Block’
    James Halliday: “A medium-bodied wine, with some of the structural characteristics of the Merlot, but altogether more savoury, and not quite enough sweet fruit on the mid-palate.” 90 Pts

    Our winemaker: “The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has excellent colour still with only slight browning of colour around the edges. There is some leather bottle aged notes, but the palate is still rich and full and the fruit is showing no sign of fading or drying out.”

    Our wine expert: “On recent tasting, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon was showing very good development with the primary fruits developing well into chocolate and coffee flavours that are beautifully integrate with the soft tannins. A very sophisticated and savoury wine that proves Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be aged and is rewarded with patience. Drinking well now and over next 6- 12 months.”

    Technical Details:
    The wines have been stored upright in the warehouse and are sealed under cork.

    Returns:
    These wines have been priced to account for potential cork problems as a result of the storage or other conditions and no returns will be accepted. In our experience it may be possible to encounter some minor cork problems from time to time.

    Click here to purchase the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon for $99 per case (plus freight).

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