2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines47.0 Bronze 2012  Taylors Riesling 
2 Fireblock48.5 Bronze 2012 Fireblock Watervale Riesling 
3 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2012 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler47.0 Bronze 2012 Annies Lane Riesling 
5 Stone Bridge Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Riesling 
6 clos Clare Wines50.5 Bronze 2012 Watervale Riesling 
7 Cardinham Estate42.0   2012 Cardinham Estate Riesling 
8 { Withdrawn }     
9 Tim McNeil Wines51.5 Silver 2012 Watervale Riesling 
10 Leo Buring Pty Ltd51.0 Silver 2012 Leo Buring Clare Valley Riesling 
11 Crabtree Watervale Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
12 Reillys Wines47.0 Bronze 2012 Stolen Block Riesling 
13 Bundaleer Wines46.0   2012 Stony Place Riesling 
14 Greg Cooley Wines52.5 Silver 2012 Valerie Beh 
15 Paulett Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Antonina 
16 Naked Run Wines46.0   2012 The First 
17 Skillogalee Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Riesling 
18 Kirrihill Wines45.0   2012 Single Vineyard Series Slate Creek Riesling 
19 Kilikanoon Wines47.0 Bronze 2012 Mort's Block Riesling 
20 Koonowla Wines46.0   2012 Koonowla Ringmaster Riesling 2012 
21 Dolan Family Wines49.0 Bronze 2012 Dolan Riflemans Riesling 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Jeanneret Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Watervale Riesling 
23 Mintaro Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Mintaro 2012 Riesling 
24 Cellarmasters47.5 Bronze 2012 Mockingbird Hill Riesling 
25 Penna Lane Wines50.0 Bronze 2012 Skilly Valley Riesling 
26 Knappstein Enterprise Winery47.5 Bronze 2012 Ackland Vineyard Riesling 
27 The Wilson Vineyard51.5 Silver 2012 DJW Riesling 
28 Sevenhill Cellars46.5 Bronze 2012 Inigo Riesling 
29 Pirramimma47.0 Bronze 2012 Pirramimma Watervale 303 Riesling 
30 Eldredge Vineyards37.0   2012 Riesling 
31 Paulett Wines48.5 Bronze 2012 Pauletts Polish Hill River Riesling 
32 Knappstein Enterprise Winery46.5 Bronze 2012 Handpicked Riesling 
33 International Liquor Wholesalers48.0 Bronze 2012 Tasters Choice LM96 Clare Valley Riesling 
34 Pikes Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 JT Riesling 
35 Cellarmasters51.0 Silver 2012 Mockingbird Hill Clare Valley Reserve Riesling 
36 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Joshua Tree 
37 Kerkaraboo46.5 Bronze 2012 Kerkaraboo 2012 Clare Riesling 
38 Petaluma46.5 Bronze 2012 Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 
39 Jim Barry Wines45.5   2012 Watervale Riesling 
40 Taylors Wines48.5 Bronze 2012 Promised Land Riesling 
41 The Wilson Vineyard46.5 Bronze 2012 Watervale Riesling 
42 Little Brampton Wines49.0 Bronze 2012 Flagpole Riesling 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
43 Leo Buring Pty Ltd51.0 Silver 2012 Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 
44 Wykari Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Wykari of Clare 
45 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 The Florita Riesling 
46 Pikes Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Merle 
47 Pikes Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Traditionale  
48 Taylors Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 St Andrews Riesling 
49 Buckinnie Wines50.0 Bronze 2012 Buckinnie 
50 Crabtree Watervale Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Watervale Riesling 
51 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Classic Clare 
52 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Bin 7 
53 Jeanneret Wines45.5   2012 Big Fine Girl Riesling 
54 { Withdrawn }     
55 Koonowla Wines46.0   2012 Koonowla Riesling 2012 
56 Jeanneret Wines52.0 Silver 2012 County Clare Riesling 
57 { Withdrawn }     
58 The Wilson Vineyard48.5 Bronze 2012 Polish Hill River Riesling 
59 Reillys Wines51.5 Silver 2012 Watervale Riesling 

Judges Comments: Best wines clear punchy fruit expression. Very strong bracket with a large proportion of wines achieving medals. Lovely purity and juiciness in the wines.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 2

White Wine, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 { Withdrawn }     
2 Knappstein Enterprise Winery45.5   2012 Chardonnay 
3 Pikes Wines47.0 Bronze 2012 Luccio 
4 ArtWine51.0 Silver 2012 Fiano 
5 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler48.0 Bronze 2012 Annie's Lane Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 
6 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.5 Bronze 2012 Annie's Lane Chardonnay 
7 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2012 Silly Mid On Sauvignon Blanc Semilon 
8 Pikes Wines45.0   2012 Valley End 
9 Bundaleer Wines45.5   2012 Golden Spike Pinot Gris 
10 Cellarmasters45.5   2012 Greetings From Gloria Clare Valley Semillon 
11 Taylors Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Taylors Gewurztraminer 
12 Eldredge Vineyards51.0 Silver 2012 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 
13 { Withdrawn }     
14 ArtWine47.0 Bronze 2012 Pinot Grigio 
15 Knappstein Enterprise Winery45.0   2012 Three 
16 Reillys Wines45.5   2012 Ryder Sauvignon Blanc 

Judges Comments: Mixed bag - Winemakers need to look closely as to why and when awards were given. NOTE: Wine 13 Judged in Class 16

 

2012 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 Paulett Wines45.5   2011 Late Harvest Riesling 
2 Sevenhill Cellars43.5   2012 Inigo Gewurztraminer 
3 Petaluma46.5 Bronze 2009 Project Co Clare Valley Riesling 
4 Mintaro Wines45.0   2009 Mintaro 2009 Late Picked Riesling 
5 Penna Lane Wines47.0 Bronze 2012 Findings 
6 Naked Run Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 Sweet Kiss 
7 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Olga Emmie 
8 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.0   2012 Annies Lane Quelltaler Watervale Riesling 

Judges Comments: Medal winning wines showed balance between sweetness and acid

 

2012 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 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler47.0 Bronze 2009 Annies Lane Botrytis Riesling 
2 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Mort's Cut Riesling 
3 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Jim Barry Botrytis Riesling 

Judges Comments: Top wine a good example of late picked style. All wines displayed strog purity of fruit and good balance between sweetness and acidity.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 5

Rose Wine, 2012 and 2011 vintage only

Rose


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Penna Lane Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Grenache Rose 
2 Pikes Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Luccio 
3 Eldredge Vineyards45.0   2012 Rose 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.5   2012 Annie's Lane Clare Valley Rose 
5 Fireblock51.0 Silver 2012 Fireblock Dry Rose 
6 Stone Bridge Wines42.5   2012 The Gardener Rose 
7 Crabtree Watervale Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Bay of Biscay Rose 
8 Knappstein Enterprise Winery48.0 Bronze 2012 Rose 
9 Sevenhill Cellars55.5 Gold 2012 Four Buckets Rose 
10 Greg Cooley Wines42.0   2012 Five Year Olds and Dogs 

Judges Comments: Solid class if you want to make Rose, make one from the vineyard and not in the cellar.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 6

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 International Liquor Wholesalers51.0 Silver 2011 Craftsman Clare Valley Shiraz 
2 Leasingham Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Bin 61 
3 { Withdrawn }     
4 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2011 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
5 Kirrihill Wines47.5 Bronze 2011 Regional Range Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Solid efforts from a difficult vintage. Mid weight, blue fruits and spice evident in the best example. NOTE: Wine 3 Judged in Class 10

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 7

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Kirrihill Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Regional Range Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Cellarmasters45.5   2011 Mockingbird Hill Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Small snap shot of a difficult vintage. Top wine very solid

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 8

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Stone Bridge Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Sangiovese 
2 Jeanneret Wines48.5 Bronze 2012 Malbec 
3 Jeanneret Wines42.5   2012 County Clare Malbec 
4 Crabtree Watervale Wines45.5   2011 Watervale Tempranillo 

Judges Comments: The Sangiovese wine was very good. Just lacking in varietal punch. Malbec very solid needs time.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 9

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines45.5   2011 Eighty Acres Shiraz Viognier 
2 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler47.5 Bronze 2011 Annie's Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 
3 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Clare Red Shiraz Cabernet 
4 ArtWine43.5   2011 Amigos 
5 Leasingham Wines55.5 Gold 2011 Bin 56 

Judges Comments: In a difficult class, wine 5 weight was good and tannin balanced.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 10

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jeanneret Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Rank & File Shiraz 
2 Pikes Wines44.5   2010 Eastside 
3 Sevenhill Cellars48.0 Bronze 2010 Inigo Shiraz 
4 Byrne Vineyards48.0 Bronze 2010 Thomson Estate Back Blocks 
5 Leasingham Wines42.0   2010 Classic Clare 
6 Jeanneret Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Denis Shiraz 
7 Wykari Wines44.5   2010 Wykari of Clare 
8 Koonowla Wines42.0   2010 Koonowla Ringmaster Shiraz 2010 
9 { Withdrawn }     
10 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler49.0 Bronze 2010 Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 
11 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler48.0 Bronze 2010 Annie's Lane Shiraz 
12 Koonowla Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Koonowla Shiraz 2010 
13 Jim Barry Wines56.0 Gold 2010 The Armagh Shiraz 
14 Cellarmasters45.5   2010 Mockingbird Hill Reserve Clare Valley Shiraz 
15 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Covenant Shiraz 
16 Tim McNeil Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Clare Valley Shiraz 
17 Koonowla Wines45.5   2010 Koonowla AJM Reserve Shiraz 2010 
18 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Oracle Shiraz 
19 Leasingham Wines45.0   2010 Bin 61 
20 Taylors Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 St Andrews Shiraz 
21 Greg Cooley Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 Bennett and Bryne 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 10

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Taylors Shiraz 
23 Kirrihill Wines49.5 Bronze 2010 Single Vineyard Series Tullymore Vineyard Shiraz 
24 Crabtree Watervale Wines45.0   2010 Watervale Shiraz 
25 Stone Bridge Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Shiraz 
26 Claymore Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 Dark Side Of The Moon 
27 Cellarmasters51.0 Silver 2010 Mockingbird Hill Platinuum Release Care Valley Shiraz 
28 Jim Barry Wines45.5   2010 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
29 Knappstein Enterprise Winery45.5   2010 Shiraz 
30 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2010 The Lodge Hill Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Need to watch the oak to ensure it matches the wine - and enhances and does not take away the great sweet fruit on the palate.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 11

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Black Magic Woman 
2 Pikes Wines48.5 Bronze 2010 Hill Blk 
3 Wykari Wines39.0   2010 Wykari of Clare 
4 Eldredge Vineyards55.5 Gold 2010 'RL' Cabernet Sauvignon 
5 Jeanneret Wines48.5 Bronze 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
6 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Taylors Cabernet Sauvignon 
7 Koonowla Wines44.0   2010 Koonowla Ringmaster Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 
8 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
9 Eyre Creek Wines45.5   2010 Doctors Paddock 
10 Reillys Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Ryder Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Jim Barry Wines52.5 Silver 2010 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 
12 Mintaro Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 "Leckie Window" Cabernet Sauvignon 
13 Kilikanoon Wines45.5   2010 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 
14 Sevenhill Cellars47.5 Bronze 2010 Inigo Cabernet Sauvignon 
15 Taylors Wines46.0   2010 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
16 Kirrihill Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Single Vineyard Series Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 
17 Knappstein Enterprise Winery46.5 Bronze 2010 Enterprise Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Strong wines, great vintage. Oak is important to get right.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 12

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Luccio 
2 Eyre Creek Wines43.5   2010 Explorers 
3 Reillys Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 Dryland Tempranillo 
4 Sevenhill Cellars44.5   2010 Inigo Merlot 
5 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2010 London Calling 
6 { Withdrawn }     

Judges Comments: Class 12 & 13 judged together. Sold class, high alcohols evident and there was an expectation of stronger wines from the 2010 vintage. Top wines had fruit presence and balance.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 13

Red Wine, 2010 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Naked Run Wines44.0   2010 Hill 5 
2 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Assemblage 
3 Leasingham Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Bin 56 
4 Stone Bridge Wines49.5 Bronze 2010 Cabernet Malbec 
5 Mintaro Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Mintaro 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 
6 Claymore Wines46.0   2010 You'll Never Walk Alone 
7 Sevenhill Cellars46.5 Bronze 2010 Four Buckets TSM 
8 Greg Cooley Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 Glynn and Pini 
9 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler51.5 Silver 2010 Annie's Lane Quelltaler Watervale Shiraz Cabernet 
10 Jim Barry Wines51.5 Silver 2010 PB Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Taylors Wines45.5   2010 Taylors Winemakers Project Grenache Shiraz Mataro 
12 Knappstein Enterprise Winery48.0 Bronze 2010 Cabernet Merlot 
13 { Withdrawn }     
14 Pikes Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Dogwalk 
15 Cellarmasters45.0   2010 Mockingbird Hill Reserve Clare Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 

Judges Comments: Class 12 & 13 judged together. Solid class, high alcohols evident and there was an expectation of stronger wines from the 2010 vintage. Top wines had fruit presence and balance.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 14

Riesling, 2011 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Penna Lane Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Skilly Valley Riesling 
2 Tim McNeil Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
3 clos Clare Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
4 Penna Lane Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
5 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2011 Watervale Riesling 
6 Knappstein Enterprise Winery47.5 Bronze 2011 Ackland Vineyard Riesling 
7 Cardinham Estate45.5   2011 Cardinham Riesling 
8 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Bin 7 
9 Jeanneret Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
10 Leo Buring Pty Ltd48.5 Bronze 2011 Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 
11 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2011 Mort's Reserve Riesling 
12 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2011 The Florita Riesling 
13 Reillys Wines47.0 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
14 Tim McNeil Wines49.0 Bronze 2011 Reserve Watervale Riesling 
15 Jeanneret Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Big Fine Girl Riesling 
16 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2011 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
17 ArtWine56.0 Gold 2011 Riesling 
18 Pikes Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Merle 
19 Naked Run Wines48.5 Bronze 2011 The First 
20 Rise Vineyards47.5 Bronze 2011 Single Vineyard Watervale Riesling 
21 Paulett Wines47.5 Bronze 2011 Polish Hill River Riesling 

Judges Comments: Many wines lack fruit depth and present callow because of the high natural acid year. Good class, very tight wines to be enjoyed over many years.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2010 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jeanneret Wines43.5   2009 Doozie Riesling 
2 The Wilson Vineyard49.0 Bronze 2008 Polish Hill River Riesling 
3 Jim Barry Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Watervale Riesling 
4 Eldredge Vineyards56.0 Gold 2005 Riesling 
5 Leasingham Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Classic Clare 
6 clos Clare Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 Watervale Riesling 
7 Petaluma43.5   2005 Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 
8 Skillogalee Wines45.5   2010 'Trevarrick' Single Contour Riesling 
9 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2006 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
10 Tim McNeil Wines44.5   2009 Clare Valley Riesling 
11 Jim Barry Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
12 Eldredge Vineyards45.5   2010 Riesling 
13 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Watervale Riesling 
14 Stone Bridge Wines51.0 Silver 2008 Riesling 
15 Eldredge Vineyards47.0 Bronze 2004 Riesling 
16 Tim McNeil Wines45.5   2010 Watervale Riesling 
17 Paulett Wines55.5 Gold 2007 Aged Release Polish Hill River Riesling 
18 Leasingham Wines46.5 Bronze 2007 Classic Clare 
19 Kilikanoon Wines45.5   2009 Mort's Block Riesling 
20 Cardinham Estate41.5   2010 Cardinham Estate Riesling 
21 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2010 The Florita Riesling 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2010 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2008 The Florita Riesling 
23 Paulett Wines49.5 Bronze 2008 Aged Release Polish Hill River Riesling 
24 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2004 The Florita Riesling 
25 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2010 Watervale Riesling 
26 Jim Barry Wines49.0 Bronze 2001 Watervale Riesling 
27 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Watervale Riesling 
28 Tim McNeil Wines42.5   2007 Clare Valley Riesling 
29 Leasingham Wines48.5 Bronze 2008 Classic Clare 
30 Naked Run Wines43.5   2009 The First 
31 Naked Run Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Exclusive Run Aged Release  
32 Taylors Wines43.5   2010 St Andrews Riesling 
33 Tim McNeil Wines49.5 Bronze 2008 Clare Valley Riesling 
34 Kilikanoon Wines48.5 Bronze 2010 Mort's Reserve Riesling 
35 Jeanneret Wines44.5   2009 Big Fine Girl Riesling 
36 Stone Bridge Wines51.5 Silver 2006 Riesling 
37 Jeanneret Wines45.5   2010 Doozie Riesling 

Judges Comments: Golds are fabulous examples of aged Riesling across 3 vintages and three genres of style. Little kerosene across the bracket which is encouraging. Wines displayed a purity of fruit and a true sense of place.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 16

White Wine 2011 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Penna Lane Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Semillon 
2 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Barrel fermented Semillon 

Judges Comments: Strong class

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2009 vintage & older

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Leasingham Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 Bin 61 
2 Mintaro Wines44.5   2009 Mintaro 2009 Shiraz 
3 International Liquor Wholesalers45.0   2009 Tasters Choice Clare Valley Shiraz 
4 Kilikanoon Wines45.5   2009 Covenant Shiraz 
5 Jeanneret Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Rank & File Shiraz 
6 Jim Barry Wines52.0 Silver 2009 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
7 Eldredge Vineyards38.0   2002 Blue Chip Shiraz 
8 Buckinnie Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Buckinnie 
9 Jim Barry Wines46.0   2006 The Armagh Shiraz 
10 Reillys Wines44.0   2009 Rockridge Shiraz 
11 Cardinham Estate50.0 Bronze 2008 Stradbrooke Shiraz 
12 Jim Barry Wines45.5   2009 The Armagh Shiraz 
13 Leasingham Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Classic Clare 
14 Reillys Wines41.5   2006 Dryland Shiraz 
15 Paulett Wines44.5   2008 Polish Hill River Shiraz 
16 Leasingham Wines44.5   2008 Classic Clare 
17 Rise Vineyards48.0 Bronze 2009 McCulloch Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 
18 Jeanneret Wines52.5 Silver 2008 Denis Shiraz 
19 Eldredge Vineyards45.5   2009 Blue Chip Shiraz 
20 Leasingham Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 Bin 61 
21 The Wilson Vineyard51.5 Silver 2008 Handplunge Shiraz 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2009 vintage & older

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Kilikanoon Wines56.0 Gold 2009 Attunga 1865 Shiraz 
23 Reillys Wines45.0   2009 Dryland Shiraz 
24 Paulett Wines52.0 Silver 2008 Andreas Shiraz 
25 Mintaro Wines48.0 Bronze 2008 "Bells Femmes" Shiraz 
26 Tim McNeil Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 Clare Valley Shiraz 
27 Paulett Wines44.5   2009 Polish Hill River Shiraz 
28 Tim McNeil Wines55.5 Gold 2008 Clare Valley Shiraz 
29 Reillys Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Barking Mad Shiraz 
30 The Wilson Vineyard51.0 Silver 2009 Pepperstone Shiraz 
31 Penna Lane Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Shiraz 
32 Pikes Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 EWP Shiraz 
33 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Oracle Shiraz 
34 Taylors Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 St Andrews Shiraz 
35 Claymore Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Nirvana Reserve 
36 Skillogalee Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 Basket Pressed Shiraz 
37 Jim Barry Wines56.0 Gold 1992 The Armagh Shiraz 
38 Rise Vineyards48.0 Bronze 2008 Select Vineyards Clare Valley Shiraz 
39 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2008 The Armagh Shiraz 
40 Taylors Wines56.0 Gold 2006 St Andrews Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Great class Youthful wines which only suggests the region is fantastic for Shiraz and aging. Top wine displayed vibrancy, spice and fragrance and exhibited excellent balance. Some great old wines in this class.

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 18

Red Wine, 2009 vintage & older

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Reillys Wines52.8 Silver 2006 Dryland Cabernet 
2 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Kilikanoon Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2009 Barking Mad Cabernet 
5 Greg Cooley Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Rehbein and Ryan 
6 Reillys Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 Dryland Cabernet 
7 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.0 Silver 2009 Enterprise Cabernet Sauvignon 
8 Penna Lane Wines51.0 Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 
9 Cardinham Estate44.0   2008 Stradbrooke Cabernet Sauvignon 
10 Taylors Wines56.0 Gold 2006 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Taylors Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
12 Reillys Wines53.5 Silver 2005 Dryland Cabernet 
13 Koonowla Wines44.5   2008 Koonowla Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 
14 The Wilson Vineyard45.0   2009 Stonecraft Cabernet Sauvignon 
15 Jim Barry Wines50.0 Bronze 2006 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 
16 Crabtree Watervale Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Windmill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Great class, not as strong as the Shiraz. Some wines show poor oak choice. Some good examples though

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 19

Red Wine 2009 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Eldredge Vineyards44.5   2009 'JD' Sangiovese 
2 Jim Barry Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 PB Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Pikes Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Premio 
4 Kilikanoon Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 The Duke Grenache 
5 Kilikanoon Wines44.5   2009 Prodigal Grenache 
6 Reillys Wines46.0   2009 Dryland Merlot 

Judges Comments: Panel questions suitability of those varieties to Clare in producing true indicative examples. Excessive oak use and wines lacked balance. NOTE: Wine 2 Judged in Class 20

 

2012 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 20

Red Wine, 2009 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Skillogalee Wines44.0   2007 'Trevarrick' Single Contour Cabernet/Shiraz 
2 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler51.0 Silver 2009 Annie's Lane Winemakers Red 
3 Jeanneret Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Grace & Favour Grenache Shiraz 
4 International Liquor Wholesalers49.0 Bronze 2009 Tasters Choice Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 
5 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.0   2009 Annie's Lane Winemakers GSM 
6 Robertson Of Clare Wines44.0   2009 MAX V 
7 Paulett Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 4774 
8 Paulett Wines44.5   2008 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 
9 Skillogalee Wines46.0   2009 Basket Pressed The Cabernets 
10 Jeanneret Wines44.0   2009 Leo's Garden Cabernet Blend 
11 Reillys Wines40.5   2008 Old Bushvine Grenache Shiraz 
12 Leasingham Wines48.0 Bronze 2008 Bin 56 
13 Paulett Wines43.0   2009 4774 

Judges Comments: Lack of medals would indicate a class dominated by out balance wines, The top wine was a very good example of its genre.

 

2012 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 Wines46.5 Bronze NV Trillians Sparkling Riesling 
2 Stone Bridge Wines44.0   2010 Two Sisters Sparkling Pinot Gris 
3 Greg Cooley Wines47.0 Bronze 2009 Dopity Brownhill 
4 Skillogalee Wines45.0   NV NV Sparkling Riesling 
5 Byrne Vineyards45.0   NV Criminal Minds Miss Devine 
6 Leasingham Wines55.5 Gold 2005 Classic Clare 
7 Paulett Wines44.0   2010 Trillians Sparkling Red 
8 Reillys Wines45.5   NV Sparkling Shiraz 
9 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler48.0 Bronze NV Annie's Lane Quelltaler Watervale Sparkling Shiraz 
10 Claymore Wines45.0   2011 Tubular Bells 
11 Stone Bridge Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Two Sisters Sparkling Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Hard to judge of course. Top wine displays some effort on the winemaker Age complexity, great balance of sweetness and tannins

 

2012 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 Skillogalee Wines45.0   12 YO Liqueur Muscat 
2 Crabtree Watervale Wines52.5 Silver 0015 Grand Liqueur Muscat 
3 Sevenhill Cellars45.5   2005 Fine Old Tawny 
4 Reillys Wines45.0   2006 Fortified Shiraz 
5 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.5 Silver 2010 Yertibulti Fortified Shiraz 
6 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2008 Fortified Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Top wine is a very good example of the style. Top wine would be good to be exhibited amongst similar styles at Rutherglen or Melbourne