2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2011 vintage

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines56.0 Gold 2011 Taylors Wines Riesling 
2 Leo Buring Pty Ltd42.0   2011 Clare Valley Riesling 
3 Rise Vineyards45.0   2011 Single Vineyard Watervale Riesling 
4 Pikes Vintners45.0   2011 Traditionale 
5 Knappstein Wines45.0   2011 Hand Picked Riesling 
6 Tim McNeil Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Watervale Riesling 
7 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 The Florita 
8 Petaluma Wines49.0 Bronze 2011 Hanlin Hill Riesling 
9 Tower Estate 44.5   2011 Windmill Vineyard  
10 Bundaleer Wines45.5   2011 Clare Valley Riesling 
11 Reillys Wines41.0   2011 Rockridge Riesling 
12 Eyre Creek Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Riesling 
13 Penna Lane Wines55.5 Gold 2011 Skilly Valley Riesling 
14 Crabtree Watervale Wines43.0   2011 Watervale Riesling 
15 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2011 Skilly Valley Riesling 
16 Sevenhill Cellars40.5   2011 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Riesling 
17 Koonowla Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Ringmaster Riesling 
18 ArtWine44.0   2011 Riesling 
19 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2011 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
20 Erin Eyes Wines44.0   2011 Riesling 
21 Kilikanoon Wines56.0 Gold 2011 Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2011 vintage

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S) (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 O'Leary Walker Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Polish Hill River Riesling 
23 Clare Wine Co40.0   2011 Riesling 
24 Greg Cooley Wines44.5   2011 Valerie Beh 
25 Reillys Wines44.5   2011 Barking Mad Riesling 
26 Koonowla Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Riesling 
27 Kilikanoon Wines52.5 Silver 2011 Mort's Block Riesling 
28 Stone Bridge Wines46.0   2011 Riesling 
29 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler44.5   2011 Riesling 
30 Jeanneret Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Big Fine Girl Riesling 
31 Tim McNeil Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Reserve Watervale Riesling 
32 Olssens of Watervale51.0 Silver 2011 Riesling 
33 Rhythm Stick Wines42.0   2011 Red Robin Riesling 
34 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd47.0 Bronze 2011 Single Vineyard, Slate Creek Riesling 
35 Leo Buring Pty Ltd46.5 Bronze 2011 Leonay Riesling 
36 Kerkaraboo55.5 Gold 2011 Clare Riesling 
37 Naked Run Wines45.0   2011 The First  
38 Clos Clare51.5 Silver 2011 Watervale Riesling 
39 Mintaro Wines56.0 Gold 2011 Riesling 
40 Crabtree Watervale Wines44.5   2011 Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
41 Neagles Rock42.5   2011 Riesling 
42 O'Leary Walker Wines52.5 Silver 2011 Watervale Riesling 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2011 vintage

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S) (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
43 Paulett Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Polish Hill River Riesling 
44 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Watervale Riesling 
45 Jeanneret Wines45.0   2011 Watervale Riesling 
46 Knappstein Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Single Vineyard Ackland Watervale Riesling 
47 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler43.0   2011 Quellataler Riesling 
48 Rhythm Stick Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Red Robin Reserve Riesling 
49 Reillys Wines44.5   2011 Watervale Riesling 

Judges Comments: A difficult class to judge. Some disease pressure evident. Deeper colours grey hues & and vanced characters. Top golds focussed with coiled depth of flavour. Showing exceptional regionalaity, vibrant, talky acidity.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 2

White Wine, 2011 vintage

Dry White, other than Riesling, oaked or non oaked (<7g/l R.S)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Woodvale Watervale Chardonnay 
2 Knappstein Wines43.0   2011 Chardonnay 
3 Pikes Vintners42.5   2011 Luccio 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler44.0   2011 Chardonnay 
5 { Withdrawn }     
6 Knappstein Wines47.5 Bronze 2011 Three 
7 Bundaleer Wines47.5 Bronze 2011 Golden Spike Chardonnay 
8 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler44.0   2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 
9 Kilikanoon Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Barrel Fermented Semillon 
10 Taylors Wines45.5   2011 Taylors Wines Gewurztraminer 
11 Mt Surmon 47.0 Bronze 2011 Viognier 
12 Sevenhill Cellars45.5   2011 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Chenin 
13 Paulett Wines46.0   2011 Polish Hill River Sauvignon Blanc 
14 Pikes Vintners47.5 Bronze 2011 Impostores 
15 ArtWine47.5 Bronze 2011 Pinot Grigio  

Judges Comments: Lots of well made wines, but nothing standing out as a clear second variety for the region.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 3

Sweet White Wine, any vintage

Sweet White, (7g/l & - 50g/l R.S.)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Knappstein Wines45.0   2010 Insider Riesling 
2 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2010 Lavender Hill 
3 Mintaro Wines43.5   2009 Late Picked Riesling 
4 Pikes Vintners44.5   2011 Olga Emmie 
5 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2009 Tank 8 Riesling 
6 Petaluma Wines50.0 Bronze 2009 Project Co. Clare Valley Riesling 
7 Naked Run Wines49.0 Bronze 2011 Sweet Kiss 
8 Paulett Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Polish Hill River Late Harvest Riesling 

Judges Comments: Very plain class. Lacking focus

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 4

Sweet White Wine, any vintage

Sweet White, (> 50g/l R.S.)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Mort's Cut Late Harvest Riesling 
2 Claymore Wines45.0   2011 Lucille Late Harvest  
3 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler44.5   2009 Botrytis Riesling 

Judges Comments: Award wine has freshness, vibrancy and varietal character. Lovely waxy mouthfeel and some apricot nectar to boot. Balanced

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 5

Rose Wine, 2011 and 2010 vintage only

Rose


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2010 Second Fiddle Rose 
2 Crabtree Watervale Wines44.0   2010 Bay Of Biscay Rose 
3 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Barking Mad Rose 
4 Eldredge Vineyards45.5   2010 Sangiovese Rose 
5 Clare Wine Co44.0   2011 Rose 
6 Greg Cooley Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Five Year Olds & Dogs 
7 Knappstein Wines45.5   2011 Rose 
8 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler49.5 Bronze 2011 Clare Valley Rose 

Judges Comments: Top wines where solid examples of two very different styles. Overall more fresh, vibrant and pure fruit would be good. Purpose built rose from the vineyard is the way to get the best results.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 6

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd56.0 Gold 2010 Clare Valley Shiraz 
2 Leasingham Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 Bin 61 Shiraz 
3 Clare Wine Co55.5 Gold 2010 Shiraz 
4 Leasingham Wines52.5 Silver 2010 Classic Clare Shiraz 
5 Knappstein Wines44.5   2010 Shiraz 
6 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Dark Side of Moon 
7 Jim Barry Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 The Lodge Hill Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Very strong class

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 7

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 O'Leary Walker Wines45.0   2010 Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec 
3 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd44.5   2010 Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Clare Wine Co52.5 Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Top silvers just a shade off gold. Some good varietal characters evident.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 8

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Other single varietals; eg Merlot, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Clos Clare46.5 Bronze 2010 The Hayes Boy Grenache 
2 Crabtree Watervale Wines56.0 Gold 2010 Tempranillo 
3 Reillys Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Dry Land Tempranillo 
4 ArtWine43.0   2010 Graciano 
5 ArtWine45.5   2010 Tempranillo 

Judges Comments: Top wine a terrific example of the vriety. Seems a good match for the region.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 9

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Blended red wine, other than eligible for classes 6, 7, 8


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jim Barry Wines56.0 Gold 2010 Three Little Pigs 
2 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler49.5 Bronze 2010 Quelltaler Shiraz Cabernet 
3 Neagles Rock47.5 Bronze 2010 Misery Grenache Shiraz 
4 Taylors Wines51.5 Silver 2010 WineMakers Project Grenache Shiraz Mataro 

Judges Comments: A solid class. Good purity, fragrance and balance in all four wines.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 10

Red Wine, 2009 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Covenant Shiraz 
2 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2009 The McRae Wood 
3 Leasingham Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Bin 61 Shiraz 
4 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Dry Land Shiraz 
5 Penna Lane Wines42.5   2009 Shiraz 
6 Crabtree Watervale Wines42.5   2009 Hilltop Vineyard Shiraz 
7 Clos Clare56.0 Gold 2009 Cemetery Block Shiraz 
8 Reillys Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Rockridge Shiraz 
9 Taylors Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Taylors Wines Shiraz 
10 Sevenhill Cellars47.0 Bronze 2009 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Shiraz 
11 Glendalough Estate44.5   2009 Governor's Pleasure 
12 Glendalough Estate44.0   2009 Heaven and Earth 
13 Olssens of Watervale55.5 Gold 2009 Shiraz 
14 The Wilson Vineyard42.0   2009 Pepperstone Shiraz 
15 Taylors Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 St Andrews Shiraz 
16 Jim Barry Wines56.0 Gold 2009 The Armagh 
17 Pikes Vintners45.5   2009 The E.W.P. 
18 Pikes Vintners46.5 Bronze 2009 Eastside 
19 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd44.5   2009 Single Vineyard, Tullymore Shiraz 
20 Eldredge Vineyards42.0   2009 Blue Chip Shiraz 
21 Reillys Wines44.5   2009 Rockridge Cellar Selection Shiraz 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 10

Red Wine, 2009 vintage only

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Attunga 1865 Shiraz 
23 Stone Bridge Wines42.0   2009 Shiraz 
24 Leasingham Wines49.5 Bronze 2009 Classic Clare Shiraz 
25 Tim McNeil Wines45.0   2009 Clare Valley Shiraz 
26 Eyre Creek Wines41.5   2009 The Brookvale Shiraz 
27 Reillys Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Ryder Shiraz 
28 Crabtree Watervale Wines45.0   2009 Crabtree Watervale Shiraz 
29 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.5   2009 Shiraz 
30 Jeanneret Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Rank & File 
31 Kilikanoon Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Oracle Shiraz 

Judges Comments: A very strong class that was fun to judge. Wines where even, varietal and balanced. oak has been a determinater on results. Watch oak domination of fruit / varietal characters. Top wines show fleshy depth and balance

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 11

Red Wine, 2009 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 The Benbournie 
2 Greg Cooley Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Rehbein & Ryan Reserve 
3 Knappstein Wines56.0 Gold 2009 Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Taylors Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
5 Kilikanoon Wines44.5   2009 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 
6 Eldredge Vineyards46.0   2009 'RL' Cabernet Sauvignon 
7 Kilikanoon Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 
8 Reillys Wines45.0   2009 Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon 
9 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd46.0   2009 Single Vineyard, Tullymore Cabernet Sauvignon 
10 Sevenhill Cellars44.5   2009 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Cabernet 
11 Taylors Wines44.5   2009 Taylors Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 
12 Greg Cooley Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Winna & Toop 
13 Good Catholic Girl42.0   2009 Hail Mary Full of Grace 
14 The Wilson Vineyard47.5 Bronze 2009 Stonecraft Cabernet Sauvignon 
15 Kilikanoon Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
16 Penna Lane Wines46.0   2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 
17 Claymore Wines45.0   2009 Holy Grail 
18 Glendalough Estate51.0 Silver 2009 St George 
19 Reillys Wines46.0   2009 Barking Mad Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Top two wines showed lovely pure varietal characters and balanced oak. A few other wines that were otherwise good were dominated by oak. Quite a sold class overall.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 12

Red Wine, 2009 vintage only

Other single varietals; eg Merlot, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines35.0   2009 Taylors Wines Merlot 
2 Mt Surmon 49.0 Bronze 2009 Nebbiolo 
3 Kilikanoon Wines44.5   2009 Prodigal Grenache 
4 Reillys Wines43.5   2009 Dry Land Merlot 
5 Clos Clare56.0 Gold 2009 The Hayes Boy Grenache 
6 Pikes Vintners48.5 Bronze 2009 Luccio 
7 Pikes Vintners47.0 Bronze 2009 Gills Farm 
8 SG & S Werfel42.0   2009 Fairway Durif 
9 Claymore Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 London Calling 
10 Kilikanoon Wines44.5   2009 The Duke Grenache 
11 Eldredge Vineyards39.0   2009 Malbec 
12 The Wilson Vineyard51.0 Silver 2009 Tempranillo 
13 Sevenhill Cellars47.5 Bronze 2009 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Merlot 

Judges Comments: A mixed bag of wines; wines where quite drinkable, well made. Lets think about non mainstream varietals - The merlot, tempranillo, grenache, sangiovese needs to be thought about both in style and site location.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 13

Red Wine, 2009 vintage only

Blended red wine, other than eligible for classes 10, 11, 12


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler56.0 Gold 2009 Winemakers Selection Cabernet Blend 
2 Neagles Rock42.5   2009 Mr Duncan Shiraz Cabernet 
3 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler48.0 Bronze 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 
4 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2009 You'll Never Walk Alone 
5 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Cellar Door Release Tempranillo Cabernet 
6 Olssens of Watervale46.5 Bronze 2009 Cabernet Shiraz 
7 O'Leary Walker Wines42.0   2009 Blue Cutting Road Cabernet Merlot 
8 Naked Run Wines46.0   2009 Hill 5 
9 Mintaro Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 
10 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.5 Bronze 2009 Winemaker Selection Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 
11 Pikes Vintners44.5   2009 Dogwalk 
12 Jim Barry Wines44.0   2009 PB Shiraz Cabernet 
13 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Killerman's Run Shiraz Grenache 
14 Sevenhill Cellars46.5 Bronze 2009 Sevenhill Cellars St Ignatius 
15 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Three Little Pigs 
16 Jeanneret Wines44.5   2009 Leo's Garden Cabernets 
17 Knappstein Wines45.0   2009 Cabernet Merlot 

Judges Comments: A strong class with 4 wines that stood out only one of which had the completeness to attain gold. A few wines where a bit flat and tired, and a couple where maued by excessive oak. The top four where balanced and delicious showing that cabernet based blends and shiraz grenache based wines can both perform well in the region.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 14

Riesling, 2010 vintage

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Rhythm Stick Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Red Robin Reserve Riesling 
2 Paulett Wines42.5   2010 Polish Hill River Riesling 
3 Glendalough Estate45.5   2010 Two Angels Riesling 
4 Jim Barry Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 Watervale Riesling 
5 O'Leary Walker Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 Watervale Riesling 
6 Jim Barry Wines45.5   2010 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
7 Naked Run Wines51.5 Silver 2010 The First 
8 Crabtree Watervale Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
9 Kilikanoon Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Mort's Block Riesling 
10 Good Catholic Girl45.0   2010 Teresa 
11 Cellarmasters51.0 Silver 2010 Mockingbird Hill Clare Valley Riesling 
12 { Withdrawn }     
13 Kerkaraboo49.0 Bronze 2010 Clare Riesling 
14 Kirrihill Wines Pty Ltd42.0   2010 Single Vineyard, Slate Creek Riesling 
15 Tim McNeil Wines56.0 Gold 2010 Watervale Riesling 
16 Rhythm Stick Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Red Robin Riesling 
17 Tim McNeil Wines42.5   2010 Reserve Watervale Riesling 
18 Erin Eyes Wines43.0   2010 Riesling 
19 O'Leary Walker Wines43.0   2010 Polish Hill River Riesling 
20 Eldredge Vineyards47.0 Bronze 2010 Riesling 
21 Paulett Wines45.0   2010 Antonina 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 14

Riesling, 2010 vintage

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S) (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Penna Lane Wines42.5   2010 Skilly Riesling 
23 Tower Estate 44.5   2010 Windmill Vineyard  
24 Taylors Wines55.5 Gold 2010 St Andrews Riesling 
25 Jim Barry Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 The Florita 
26 Pikes Vintners46.5 Bronze 2010 The Merle 
27 Sevenhill Cellars41.0   2010 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Riesling 
28 Knappstein Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Single Vineyard Ackland Watervale Riesling 
29 Crabtree Watervale Wines51.5 Silver 2010 Watervale Riesling 
30 Jeanneret Wines45.0   2010 Doozie 
31 Stone Bridge Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 Riesling 
32 Kilikanoon Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 

Judges Comments: A very strong and even class of wines, beautiful wines. This made judging a pleasure but also a hard task to tease out the top awards. Top wine shows lovely purity; gorgeous balanced acidity; poised and ethereal.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2009 vintage & older

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2008 The Florita 
2 Stone Bridge Wines47.0 Bronze 2006 Riesling 
3 Kerkaraboo46.5 Bronze 2008 Clare Riesling 
4 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2001 Watervale Riesling 
5 Kilikanoon Wines47.5 Bronze 2005 Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 
6 Koonowla Wines45.0   2006 Riesling 
7 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2004 The Florita 
8 Jeanneret Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Doozie 
9 Tim McNeil Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Clare Valley Riesling 
10 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2007 St Andrews Riesling 
11 Jim Barry Wines51.5 Silver 2005 The Florita 
12 Trodden On Vineyard45.0   2005 First Crush 
13 O'Leary Walker Wines46.5 Bronze 2006 Watervale Riesling 
14 Jim Barry Wines44.5   2002 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
15 Eyre Creek Wines45.0   2008 Riesling 
16 Stone Bridge Wines51.0 Silver 2008 Riesling 
17 Eldredge Vineyards51.0 Silver 2005 Riesling 
18 Petaluma Wines55.5 Gold 2004 Hanlin Hill Riesling 
19 Jim Barry Wines41.5   2003 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
20 Jim Barry Wines49.5 Bronze 2009 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
21 Crabtree Watervale Wines55.5 Gold 2006 Watervale Riesling 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2009 vintage & older

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S) (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Kilikanoon Wines52.0 Silver 2006 Mort's Block Riesling 
23 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
24 Jeanneret Wines45.0   2008 Doozie 
25 Jeanneret Wines46.5 Bronze 2008 Big Fine Girl 
26 Jim Barry Wines46.0   2009 Watervale Riesling 
27 Stone Bridge Wines46.0   2009 Riesling 
28 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 The Florita 
29 Naked Run Wines56.0 Gold 2006 The First 
30 The Wilson Vineyard44.5   2007 Museum Release 
31 Tim McNeil Wines44.5   2007 Clare Valley Riesling 
32 Taylors Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 St Andrews Riesling 
33 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Watervale Riesling 
34 Tim McNeil Wines46.5 Bronze 2008 Clare Valley Riesling 
35 Kilikanoon Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 Mort's Block Riesling 
36 Paulett Wines48.0 Bronze 2006 Aged Release Riesling 
37 Jim Barry Wines46.0   2008 The Lodge Hill Riesling 
38 Pikes Vintners46.0   2008 The Merle 
39 Trodden On Vineyard44.5   2004 First Crush 
40 Paulett Wines45.5   2007 Aged Release Riesling 
41 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 
42 Eldredge Vineyards55.5 Gold 2004 Riesling 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2009 vintage & older

Dry White, Riesling (<7g/l R.S) (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
43 Knappstein Wines55.5 Gold 2005 Single Vineyard Ackland Watervale Riesling 
44 Jeanneret Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Big Fine Girl 

Judges Comments:

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 16

White Wine 2010 vintage & older

Dry White, other than Riesling, oaked or non oaked (<7g/l R,S)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Bundaleer Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Clare Valley Chardonnay 
2 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Barrel Fermented Semillon 
3 Crabtree Watervale Wines44.5   2010 Arriviste Chardonnay Viognier 
4 Eldredge Vineyards46.0   2010 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 
5 Penna Lane Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 Semillon 

Judges Comments:

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2008 vintage & older

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Leasingham Wines55.5 Gold 2008 Classic Clare Shiraz 
2 The Wilson Vineyard43.0   2008 Handplunge Shiraz 
3 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2007 The Armagh 
4 Leasingham Wines47.0 Bronze 2007 Classic Clare Shiraz 
5 Paulett Wines47.0 Bronze 2007 Andreas Shiraz 
6 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2006 The McRae Wood 
7 Leasingham Wines47.0 Bronze 2006 Classic Clare Shiraz 
8 Mintaro Wines45.0   2008 Shiraz 
9 { Withdrawn }     
10 O'Leary Walker Wines51.0 Silver 2008 Claire Reserve Shiraz 
11 Pikes Vintners34.0   2008 Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard 
12 Taylors Wines44.5   2006 St Andrews Shiraz 
13 Jeanneret Wines56.0 Gold 2008 Rank & File 
14 Leasingham Wines45.0   2007 Bin 61 Shiraz 
15 Leasingham Wines54.0 Silver 2008 Bin 61 Shiraz 
16 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler51.0 Silver 2008 Copper Trail Shiraz 
17 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 1992 The Armagh 
18 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2002 The Lodge Hill Shiraz 
19 Koonowla Wines47.0 Bronze 2008 Ringmaster Shiraz 
20 Sevenhill Cellars47.0 Bronze 2008 Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Shiraz 
21 Kilikanoon Wines46.0   2008 Covenant Shiraz 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2008 vintage & older

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Tim McNeil Wines44.5   2008 Clare Valley Shiraz 
23 Reillys Wines44.0   2006 RCV Shiraz 
24 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2007 Oracle Shiraz 
25 Eldredge Vineyards44.5   2002 Blue Chip Shiraz 
26 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2008 Oracle Shiraz 
27 Paulett Wines45.5   2008 Polish Hill River Shiraz 
28 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2007 The McRae Wood 
29 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2006 Dry Land Shiraz 
30 O'Leary Walker Wines51.0 Silver 2006 Claire Reserve Shiraz 
31 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2002 The Armagh 
32 Koonowla Wines44.0   2008 Shiraz 
33 Jeanneret Wines52.5 Silver 2008 Denis 
34 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 The Armagh 
35 Rise Vineyards47.0 Bronze 2008 Select Vineyards Clare Valley Shiraz 
36 { Withdrawn }     
37 Clos Clare46.0   2008 Cemetery Block Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Best wines had purity of fruit. The 92 was a fantatic example of a beautiful mature Clare Valley shiraz. Some of the non awarded wines showed greater depth than their age suggested.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 18

Red Wine, 2008 vintage & older

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines43.5   2006 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2005 The Benbournie 
3 Reillys Wines44.5   2006 Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
5 Crabtree Watervale Wines41.5   2008 POMONA Cabernet Sauvignon 
6 Knappstein Wines46.0   2008 Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 
7 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2005 Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon 
8 Jim Barry Wines45.5   2006 The Benbournie 
9 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2006 Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon 
10 Koonowla Wines44.5   2008 Ringmaster Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Crabtree Watervale Wines47.0 Bronze 2008 Windmill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 
12 O'Leary Walker Wines44.5   2006 Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 
13 Koonowla Wines56.0 Gold 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: The older wines were quite strong. Top gold has regional typicity; varietal character with lovely freshness and restraint on oak.

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 19

Red Wine 2008 vintage & older

Other single varietals; eg Merlot, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines47.5 Bronze 2005 Prodigal Grenache 
2 Kilikanoon Wines46.5 Bronze 2007 Prodigal Grenache 

Judges Comments:

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 20

Red Wine, 2008 vintage & older

Blended red wine other than eligible for classes 17, 18, 19.


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Reillys Wines48.5 Bronze 2008 Old Bushvine Grenache Shiraz 
2 Neagles Rock44.5   2006 One Black Dog 
3 Paulett Wines46.5 Bronze 2008 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 
4 Paulett Wines44.0   2007 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 
5 Jim Barry Wines47.0 Bronze 2005 PB Shiraz Cabernet 
6 O'Leary Walker Wines46.0   2006 Blue Cutting Road Cabernet Merlot 
7 Jim Barry Wines50.0 Bronze 2006 PB Shiraz Cabernet 
8 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2007 PB Shiraz Cabernet 
9 Leasingham Wines43.0   2007 Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec 
10 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2008 Eighty Acres Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 
11 Taylors Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 Eighty Acres Shiraz Viognier 
12 Leasingham Wines45.0   2008 Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec 

Judges Comments:

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section C  -  Sparkling Wine

Class 21

Sparkling Wine, any vintage

Sparkling Wine


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Paulett Wines45.5   2010 Trillians Sparkling Brut 
2 Paulett Wines45.5   2008 Trillians Sparkling Red 
3 Leasingham Wines43.5   2006 Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 
4 Reillys Wines44.5   2010 Barking Mad Sparkling Cuvee Blanc 
5 Leasingham Wines41.5   2005 Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 
6 Stone Bridge Wines32.0   3 year Two Sisters Sparkling Shiraz 
7 Reillys Wines45.0   2010 Barking Mad Sparkling Shiraz 
8 Stone Bridge Wines43.5   2 year Two Sisters Sparkling Pinot 

Judges Comments: Depressing on a thirsty afternoon

 

2011 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section D  -  Fortified Wine

Class 22

Fortified Wine, any vintage

Fortified Wine any style.


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Stone Bridge Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 VP XXIX 
2 Crabtree Watervale Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 Vintage Fortified Shiraz 
3 O'Leary Walker Wines45.5   2010 Wyatt Earp VP 
4 Crabtree Watervale Wines56.0 Gold 15 yrs Liquor Muscat 
5 Knappstein Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Single Vineyard Fortified Shiraz 
6 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.5 Bronze 2010 Vintage Fortified Shiraz 
7 Reillys Wines43.0   2008 Fortified Dry Land Shiraz 
8 Sevenhill Cellars48.5 Bronze 2008 Sevenhill Cellars Late Harvest Touriga 

Judges Comments: