2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2013 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 The Wilson Vineyard49.0 Bronze 2013 Watervale Riesling 
2 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2013 18/20 Riesling 
3 Jim Barry Wines51.0 Silver 2013 114 Riesling 
4 O'Leary Walker Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Watervale Riesling 
5 Pinnacle Liquor Group53.0 Silver 2013 Tasters Choice 
6 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Gaelic Cemetry 
7 Rise Vineyards42.0   2013 Rise Single Vineyard Watervale Riesling 
8 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2013 St Andrews Riesling 
9 Pikes Wines52.5 Silver 2013 Traditonale 
10 Skillogalee Wines47.5 Bronze 2013 Riesling 
11 Koonowla Wines47.0 Bronze 2013  Riesling Clare Valley 
12 ArtWine48.0 Bronze 2013 Riesling 
13 Dolan Family Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Rifleman's Riesling 
14 Crabtree Watervale Wines48.0 Bronze 2013 Crabtree Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
15 O'Leary Walker Wines52.0 Silver 2013 Polish Hill River Riesling 
16 Cellarmasters56.0 Gold 2013 Mockingbird Hill 
17 Matchbox Wine Co52.5 Silver 2013 Matchbox Wine Co. 
18 Jeanneret Wines41.0   2013 Penwortham 
19 Kirrihill Wines47.0 Bronze 2013 Vineyard Selection Series, Clare Valley, Watervale Riesling 
20 Catlin Wines43.5   2013 2013 Dry Grown Riesling 
21 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler47.0 Bronze 2013 Annie's Lane Riesling 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2013 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Rockridge Wines48.0 Bronze 2013 Rockridge Riesling 
23 Little Brampton Wines48.5 Bronze 2013 Flagpole 
24 { Withdrawn }     
25 Greg Cooley Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Valerie Beh 
26 Taylors Wines45.5   2013 Taylors Riesling 
27 Mocandunda Wines55.5 Gold 2013 Stony Ridge 
28 Jeanneret Wines43.0   2013 Big Fine Girl 
29 Kilikanoon Wines49.0 Bronze 2013 Mort's Reserve Riesling 
30 Paulett Wines53.0 Silver 2013 Polish Hill River Riesling 
31 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.5   2013 Annie's Lane Quelltaler Riesling 
32 { Withdrawn }     
33 Jim Barry Wines49.5 Bronze 2013 Watervale Riesling 
34 The Wilson Vineyard56.0 Gold 2013 Polish Hill River Riesling 
35 SRK Vineyard49.5 Bronze 2013 The Only Block Katherine 2013 Riesling 
36 Naked Run Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 The First 
37 Sevenhill Cellars48.0 Bronze 2013 Inigo Riesling 
38 Eldredge Vineyard46.5 Bronze 2013 Riesling 
39 Reillys Wines51.5 Silver 2013 Watervale Riesling 
40 Kilikanoon Wines48.5 Bronze 2013 Mort's Block Riesling 
41 Hill River Clare Estate55.5 Gold 2013 Hill River Clare Estate 
42 Tim McNeil Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Tim McNeil Wines 2013 Watervale Riesling 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2013 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
43 Crabtree Watervale Wines47.0 Bronze 2013 Crabtree Watervale Riesling 
44 Claymore Wines44.0   2013 Joshua Tree 
45 Koonowla Wines45.0   2013 Ringmaster Riesling 
46 Pikes Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Merle 
47 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Celtic Farm 
48 Bundaleer Wines45.0   2013 Stony Place Riesling 
49 Jeanneret Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Watervale 
50 Rieslingfreak44.0   2013 2013 Rieslingfreak No.3 
51 Leo Buring Pty Ltd55.5 Gold 2013 Leo Buring Leonay Mature Release Clare Valley Riesling 
52 Leasingham Wines52.5 Silver 2013 Bin 7 Riesling 
53 Fireblock46.0   2013 Fireblock Watervale Riesling 
54 Stone Bridge Wines42.0   2013 2013 Riesling 
55 Leo Buring Pty Ltd48.0 Bronze 2013 LeoBuring Leonay Riesling 
56 PETALUMA48.5 Bronze 2013 Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 
57 Kirrihill Wines52.0 Silver 2013 Regional Range, Clare Valley Riesling 
58 Leo Buring Pty Ltd56.5 Gold 2013 Leo Buring Clare Valley Riesling 
59 Tim McNeil Wines47.0 Bronze 2013 Tim McNeil Wines 2013 Reserve Watervale Riesling 
60 Jim Barry Wines50.0 Bronze 2013 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
61 Mintaro Wines44.0   2013 2013 Riesling 
62 clos Clare52.0 Silver 2013 Watervale Riesling 
63 Knappstein Enterprise Winery53.5 Silver 2013 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 1

Riesling, 2013 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
64 The Wilson Vineyard51.0 Silver 2013 DJW Riesling 

Judges Comments: Overall a strong class. Flavoursome and charming with good acidity tension. The better wines had poise, purity, alluring complexity and strong aging potential.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 2

White Wine, 2013 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler52.5 Silver 2013 Annie's Lane Chardonnay 
2 Cellarmasters48.0 Bronze 2013 Mockingbird Hill 
3 Pikes Wines48.0 Bronze 2013 Valleys End 
4 Skillogalee Wines52.5 Silver 2013 Gewurztraminer 
5 Pikes Wines55.5 Gold 2013 Luccio 
6 ArtWine45.0   2013 Pinot Grigio 
7 ArtWine56.0 Gold 2013 Fiano 
8 Eldredge Vineyard48.0 Bronze 2013 Semillon Sauvignon BLanc 
9 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.0   2013 Annie's Lane Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 
10 Pikes Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Imposters 
11 Penna Lane Wines43.5   2013 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 
12 ArtWine45.0   2013 Polka Dot Crispy White 
13 Stone Bridge Wines42.0   2013 2013 Pinot Grigio 
14 Greg Cooley Wines40.5   2013 The Gloria 
15 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2013 Skilly Valley Pinot Gris 
16 Bundaleer Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Golden Spike Pinot Gris 
17 Pikes Wines49.5 Bronze 2013 Luccio 

Judges Comments: The top Grigio delivered exactly what it was meant to be and so too the two silvered Gris. The best SSB's were distinctive, but not exceptional, while the silver Chardonnay was restrained and vital.The top gold-the Fiano-was exciting. Intriguing aromatics and a palate destined to be enjoyed at table

 

2013 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 Wines44.5   2011 Late Harvest Riesling 
2 Naked Run Wines52.0 Silver 2013 Sweet Kiss 
3 Penna Lane Wines44.0   2013 Autumn Harvest 
4 Rieslingfreak49.0 Bronze 2013 2013 Rieslingfreak No.8 
5 Sevenhill Cellars42.5   2013 Inigo Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer 
6 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2013 Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling 
7 Pikes Wines42.0   2013 Olga 
8 O'Leary Walker Wines47.5 Bronze 2013 22 Petals Riesling 
9 Mintaro Wines44.5   2013 2013 Late Picked Riesling 

Judges Comments: Overall sugar and confection dominates the wines as they seem to be lacking in the mineral drive.

 

2013 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 Mocandunda Wines49.5 Bronze 2013 The Kindest Cut 
2 PETALUMA51.0 Silver 2012 Petaluma Cane Cut Riesling 
3 Kilikanoon Wines47.5 Bronze 2013 Mort's Cut Riesling 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.5 Bronze 2009 Annie's Lane Botrytis Riesling 
5 Mitchell Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Noble Semillon 

Judges Comments: All wines showed lovely balance with the top wine excitement and earthly notes leading to complexity

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 5

Rose Wine, 2013 and 2012 vintage only

Rose


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Eldredge Vineyard51.0 Silver 2013 Sangiovese Rose 
2 Stone Bridge Wines55.5 Gold 2013 The Gardener 
3 Sevenhill Cellars43.5   2013 Four Buckets Rose 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler43.5   2013 Annie's Lane Clare Valley Rose 
5 Pikes Wines48.0 Bronze 2013 Luccio 
6 Greg Cooley Wines43.5   2013 Five Year olds and Dogs 
7 Claymore Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Whole Lotta Love 

Judges Comments: The best wine here was a delight displaying varietal character and balance. The second top wine was a bit of fun too.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 6

Red Wine, 2012 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Eldredge Vineyard43.5   2012 Blue Chip Shiraz 
2 Jim Barry Wines54.0 Silver 2012 The Lodge Hill Shiraz 
3 Talbots Block Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 The Prince 
4 Taylors Wines49.5 Bronze 2012 Taylors Shiraz 
5 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler56.0 Gold 2012 Annie's Lane Shiraz 
6 Knappstein Enterprise Winery49.0 Bronze 2012 Knappstein Mayor's Vineyard Shiraz 
7 Schobers Estate43.0   2012 Classic Shiraz 
8 Cellarmasters46.0   2012 Mockingbird Hill 
9 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Reillys Shiraz 
10 Kirrihill Wines51.5 Silver 2012 Regional Range, Clare Valley Shiraz 
11 Mt Surmon Wines45.5   2012 Mt Surmon 
12 Cellarmasters42.0   2012 Mockingbird Hill Reserve 
13 Greg Cooley Wines45.0   2012 Monica, Macca and Moo 
14 Pikes Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Eastside 
15 Pinnacle Liquor Group55.5 Gold 2012 Craftsman 
16 M B Wines43.0   2012 mad bastard 
17 { Withdrawn }     
18 Stone Bridge Wines42.0   2012 2012 Shiraz 
19 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.0 Silver 2012 Knappstein Shiraz 
20 Talbots Block Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 The Sultan 
21 Claymore Wines49.0 Bronze 2012 Walk on the Wild Side 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 6

Red Wine, 2012 vintage only

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Taylors Wines45.0   2012 Taylors Reserve Shiraz 
23 Kilikanoon Wines55.0 Silver 2012 Killerman's Run Shiraz 
24 Buckinnie Wines42.0   2012 Buckinnie Shiraz 

Judges Comments: The top wines show a diverse range of styles. Wines that avoided over handling of oak showed the most promise with regional definition.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 7

Red Wine, 2012 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Kilikanoon Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Taylors Wines49.5 Bronze 2012 Taylors Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Schobers Estate44.0   2012 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.0 Silver 2012 Knappstein Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet 
5 ArtWine43.0   2012 Cabernat Sauvignon 
6 M B Wines51.0 Silver 2012 mad bastard 
7 { Withdrawn }     
8 { Withdrawn }     

Judges Comments: A strong class based on medal strike rate. Could have been stronger but obvious oak treatments. The top wine shows beautiful varietal lint expression without external influence - Cracking luncheon claret!

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 8

Red Wine, 2012 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Crabtree Watervale Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Crabtree Watervale Tempranillo 
2 Kirrihill Wines43.5   2012 Clare Valley Nebbiolo 
3 Pikes Wines49.5 Bronze 2012 Luccio 
4 Kirrihill Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Clare Valley Sangiovese 
5 Pikes Wines43.5   2012 Gills Farm 
6 Pikes Wines43.5   2012 Plantation 
7 The Wilson Vineyard48.0 Bronze 2012 408 Old Vines Zinfandel 
8 Matchbox Wine Co56.0 Gold 2013 Matchbox Wine Co. 
9 Taylors Wines45.0   2012 Taylors Merlot 
10 The Wilson Vineyard45.0   2012 Inquisicion Tempranillo 
11 Eldredge Vineyard45.0   2012 The Reserve Malbec 
12 Jeanneret Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 Moon Dance 
13 Jeanneret Wines55.5 Gold 2012 County Clare 
14 ArtWine43.5   2012 Tempranillo 
15 ArtWine42.0   2012 Graciano 

Judges Comments: Great to see new or non traditional varieties showing so well. Equally great to see a variety close to the districts heart shining so brightly.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 9

Red Wine, 2012 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Greg Cooley Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 Dad & Meads 
2 Kilikanoon Wines43.5   2012 Killerman's Run GSM 
3 Claymore Wines45.0   2012 You'll Never Walk Alone 
4 Cellarmasters55.5 Gold 2012 Mockingbird Hill 
5 Jeanneret Wines45.5   2012 Leo's Garden 
6 Pinnacle Liquor Group49.0 Bronze 2012 Tasters Choice 
7 Kirrihill Wines45.5   2012 Clare Valley Grenache Sangiovese Tempranillo 
8 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler45.5   2012 Annie's Lane Quelltaler Shiraz Cabernet 
9 { Withdrawn }     
10 Greg Cooley Wines49.5 Bronze 2012 Glynn & Pini 
11 Stone Bridge Wines43.0   2012 2012 Grenache Mataro 
12 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler51.0 Silver 2012 Annie's Lane Cabernet Merlot 
13 Pikes Wines45.5   2012 Assemblage 
14 Greg Cooley Wines41.0   2012 Winna & Toop 
15 Pikes Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Homage 
16 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2012 The Barry Brothers Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 

Judges Comments: Noticeable oak in some of the wines dominated the fruit. The better wines showed varietal definition, freshness with defined tannins.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 10

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Koonowla Wines43.5   2011 Ringmaster Shiraz 
2 Tim McNeil Wines43.5   2011 Tim McNeil Wines 2011 On the Wing Shiraz 
3 Rockridge Wines43.5   2011 Rockridge Cellar Selection Shiraz 
4 M B Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 mad bastard 
5 Claymore Wines45.0   2011 Dark Side of the Moon 
6 Leasingham Wines49.5 Bronze 2011 Bin 61 Shiraz 
7 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2011 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
8 Jim Barry Wines52.5 Silver 2011 The Lodge Hill Shiraz 

Judges Comments:

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 11

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 The Wilson Vineyard52.5 Silver 2011 Stonecraft Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Kirrihill Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Regional Range, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Reillys Wines48.0 Bronze 2011 Barking Mad Cabernet Sauvignon 
4 Little Brampton Wines45.0   2011 Farside 

Judges Comments:

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 12

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Stone Bridge Wines45.0   2011 2011 Sangiovese 
2 Greg Cooley Wines43.5   2011 The Barton 
3 Reillys Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Dry Land Tempranillo 
4 Greg Cooley Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Day Day & Chippa 

Judges Comments:

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section A  -  Current Vintage Section

Class 13

Red Wine, 2011 vintage only

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Leasingham Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec 
2 Stone Bridge Wines40.5   2011 2011 Cabernet Malbec 
3 Knappstein Enterprise Winery43.5   2011 Knappstein Cabernet Merlot 

Judges Comments:

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 14

Riesling, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jeanneret Wines51.5 Silver 2012 Big Fine Girl 
2 O'Leary Walker Wines49.0 Bronze 2012 Watervale Riesling 
3 Matchbox Wine Co48.0 Bronze 2012 Matchbox Wine Co. 
4 Kirrihill Wines47.5 Bronze 2012 Single Vineyard Series, Slate Creek Riesling 
5 Taylors Wines55.5 Gold 2012 St Andrews Riesling 
6 Knappstein Enterprise Winery46.5 Bronze 2012 Knappstein Ackland Vineyard Riesling 
7 Crabtree Watervale Wines44.5   2012 Crabtree Watervale Riesling 
8 Paulett Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Aged Release Riesling 
9 Knappstein Enterprise Winery49.0 Bronze 2012 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 
10 Naked Run Wines56.0 Gold 2012 The First 
11 Paulett Wines43.0   2012 Antonina  
12 Sevenhill Cellars45.5   2012 Inigo Riesling 
13 Jim Barry Wines43.0   2012 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
14 Penna Lane Wines47.0 Bronze 2012 Skilly Valley 
15 Bundaleer Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 Stony Place Riesling 
16 { Withdrawn }     
17 Jeanneret Wines42.5   2012 County Clare 
18 PETALUMA51.0 Silver 2012 Watervale Riesling 
19 Leasingham Wines46.5 Bronze 2012 Classic Clare Riesling 
20 Crabtree Watervale Wines55.5 Gold 2012 Crabtree Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
21 Eldredge Vineyard44.5   2012 Riesling 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 14

Riesling, 2012 vintage

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2012 The Florita Riesling 
23 Mintaro Wines55.5 Gold 2012 2012 Riesling 

Judges Comments: Great class of wines to judge. The strength of this vintage is fruit power.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2011 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Tim McNeil Wines49.5 Bronze 2011 Tim McNeil Wines 2011 Reserve Watervale Riesling 
2 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2011 Mort's Reserve Riesling 
3 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2010 The Florita Riesling 
4 Mocandunda Wines51.0 Silver 2010 Single Vineyard Riesling 
5 Tim McNeil Wines52.0 Silver 2009 Tim McNeil Wines 2009 Clare Valley Riesling 
6 Jim Barry Wines56.0 Gold 2004 The Florita Riesling 
7 Jim Barry Wines48.5 Bronze 2011 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
8 Jeanneret Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 Doozie 
9 Paulett Wines55.5 Gold 2009 Aged Release Riesling 
10 Sevenhill Cellars49.0 Bronze 2009 Saint Aloysius Riesling 
11 Little Brampton Wines45.0   2007   
12 Jeanneret Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Watervale 
13 Jeanneret Wines45.5   2010 Doozie 
14 Skillogalee Wines46.5 Bronze 2011 Riesling 
15 Naked Run Wines51.0 Silver 2011 The First 
16 Jim Barry Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
17 The Wilson Vineyard49.0 Bronze 2008 DJW Riesling museum release 
18 Eldredge Vineyard51.0 Silver 2010 Riesling 
19 Crabtree Watervale Wines51.5 Silver 2009 Crabtree Hilltop Vineyard Riesling 
20 Jeanneret Wines54.0 Silver 2009 Big Fine Girl 
21 Leasingham Wines49.0 Bronze 2009 Classic Clare Riesling 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 15

Riesling, 2011 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Tim McNeil Wines53.0 Silver 2010 Tim McNeil Wines 2010 Watervale Riesling 
23 Paulett Wines55.5 Gold 2008 Aged Release Riesling 
24 Jeanneret Wines51.5 Silver 2011 Big Fine Girl 
25 Eldredge Vineyard49.0 Bronze 2006 Rielsing 
26 Mintaro Wines48.5 Bronze 2009 2009 Riesling 
27 Paulett Wines56.0 Gold 2005 Aged Release Riesling 
28 O'Leary Walker Wines50.0 Bronze 2011 Watervale Riesling 
29 Reillys Wines48.5 Bronze 2004 Watervale Riesling 
30 Crabtree Watervale Wines56.5 Gold 2009 Crabtree Watervale Riesling 
31 Leasingham Wines52.0 Silver 2008 Classic Clare Riesling 

Judges Comments: Strong vintage definition obvious in this case. The vitality and clarity of 2009 was particularly apparent through these wines and they have a great future. Some 04's and 05's drinking beautifully as well.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 16

White Wine 2012 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Taylors Wines43.5   2012 Taylors Pinot Gris 
2 Taylors Wines43.5   2012 Taylors Chardonnay 
3 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.0 Silver 2012 Knappstein Three 
4 Taylors Wines48.0 Bronze 2012 St Andrews Chardonnay 
5 Penna Lane Wines45.0   2010 Semillon 
6 Kilikanoon Wines43.5   2012 Barrel Fermented Semillon 
7 Greg Cooley Wines40.5   2012 Kelli Maree 
8 Taylors Wines51.0 Silver 2012 Promised Land Pinot Grigio 

Judges Comments: The best wines here are toothesome tasty wines of refreshment.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

Shiraz


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 O'Leary Walker Wines41.5   2010 Claire Reserve Shiraz 
2 Reillys Wines44.0   2010 RCV Shiraz 
3 Mintaro Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 2009 Shiraz 
4 Jeanneret Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 Rank & File 
5 Paulett Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Andreas 
6 Kilikanoon Wines52.0 Silver 2010 Covenant Shiraz 
7 Pikes Wines41.5   2009 Gaelic Cemetry 
8 Schobers Estate45.5   2010 Classic Shiraz 
9 The Wilson Vineyard48.5 Bronze 2010 Handplunge Shiraz 
10 Koonowla Wines45.0   2010 Shiraz Clare Valley 
11 Reillys Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 Dry Land Shiraz 
12 Reillys Wines42.0   2010 Dry Land Shiraz 
13 Jeanneret Wines45.5   2008 Denis 
14 Paulett Wines43.5   2008 Andreas 
15 Jim Barry Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
16 Jim Barry Wines50.0 Bronze 2010 The Armagh Shiraz 
17 The Wilson Vineyard46.5 Bronze 2010 Pepperstone Shiraz 
18 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2009 The Armagh Shiraz 
19 O'Leary Walker Wines51.5 Silver 2008 Claire Reserve Shiraz 
20 Tim McNeil Wines55.5 Gold 2010 Tim McNeil Wines 2010 Clare Valley Shiraz 
21 Taylors Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Taylors Winemakers Project Clare Valley Barrel Selection Shi 

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Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Paulett Wines41.0   2009 Polish Hill River Shiraz 
23 Tim McNeil Wines47.5 Bronze 2008 Tim McNeil Wines 2008 Clare Valley Shiraz 
24 { Withdrawn }     
25 Jeanneret Wines44.5   2010 Denis 
26 Koonowla Wines51.5 Silver 2010 AJM Shiraz 
27 Rise Vineyards46.5 Bronze 2010 Rise Single Vineyard Shiraz 
28 Jim Barry Wines42.0   2009 The McRae Wood Shiraz 
29 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.5 Bronze 2010 Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 
30 Little Brampton Wines52.0 Silver 2008   
31 Pinnacle Liquor Group49.0 Bronze 2010 Tasters Choice 
32 Pikes Wines42.0   2010 E.W.P 
33 Rise Vineyards45.5   2009 Rise McCulloch Vineyard Shiraz 
34 Leasingham Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 Classic Clare Shiraz 
35 Kilikanoon Wines47.0 Bronze 2010 Attunga 1865 Shiraz 
36 Paulett Wines41.0   2010 Polish Hill River Shiraz 
37 Claymore Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 Nirvana Reserve 
38 Kilikanoon Wines54.0 Silver 2010 Oracle Shiraz 
39 Skillogalee Wines44.0   2010 Basket Pressed Shiraz 
40 Jim Barry Wines49.0 Bronze 2008 The Armagh Shiraz 
41 Taylors Wines41.0   2010 St Andrews Shiraz 
42 Leasingham Wines48.0 Bronze 2009 Classic Clare Shiraz 

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Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 17

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

Shiraz (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
43 Penna Lane Wines52.0 Silver 2010 Shiraz 
44 Sevenhill Cellars52.0 Silver 2010 Inigo Shiraz 
45 Cellarmasters48.0 Bronze 2010 Mockingbird Hill Reserve 
46 Koonowla Wines41.0   2010 Ringmaster Shiraz 
47 Kirrihill Wines56.0 Gold 2010 Single Vineyard Series, Tullymore Vineyard Shiraz 
48 Buckinnie Wines43.0   2010 Buckinnie Shiraz 

Judges Comments: Tough class to judge, many wines over ripe, over extracted, over oaked, over done. Also lacking varietal definition. The better wines showed balance with a freshness of acidity and definition of fruit.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 18

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

Cabernet Sauvignon


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Jim Barry Wines43.5   2009 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 Reillys Wines44.0   2010 Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 Greg Cooley Wines44.0   2010 Rehbein & Ryan  
4 O'Leary Walker Wines45.0   2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 
5 Kilikanoon Wines45.0   2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
6 Mintaro Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 2010 "Leckie Window" Cabernet Sauvignon 
7 Skillogalee Wines41.5   2010 The Cabernets 
8 Pikes Wines56.5 Gold 2010 Hill Block 
9 Sevenhill Cellars46.5 Bronze 2010 Inigo Cabernet Sauvignon 
10 Leasingham Wines44.5   2006 Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Pikes Wines44.5   2010 Gaelic Cemetry 
12 Kirrihill Wines52.0 Silver 2010 Single Vineyard Series Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 
13 Little Brampton Wines56.0 Gold 2008 Farside 
14 Penna Lane Wines56.0 Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 
15 Taylors Wines43.5   2010 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
16 Reillys Wines47.5 Bronze 2009 Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon 
17 Jim Barry Wines57.5 Gold 2010 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 
18 Koonowla Wines44.0   2010 Ringmaster Cabernet Sauvignon 
19 Taylors Wines57.0 Gold 2010 The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 
20 O'Leary Walker Wines45.5   2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 
21 Eldredge Vineyard44.0   2010 RL Cabernet Sauvignon 

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Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 18

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

Cabernet Sauvignon (continued)


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
22 Crabtree Watervale Wines37.0   2010 Crabtree Watervale Cabernet Sauvignon 
23 Taylors Wines44.0   2009 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
24 Koonowla Wines47.5 Bronze 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley 
25 Taylors Wines44.0   2009 The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 
26 Greg Cooley Wines52.0 Silver 2010 Winna & Toop 

Judges Comments: Overall the class had freshness, fruit cores and oak handling was judicious. The top wines showed structure and finesse. Note that wine 11 was judged in class 20

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 19

Red Wine 2010 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Sevenhill Cellars47.0 Bronze 2010 Inigo Barbera 
2 clos Clare47.5 Bronze 2009 The Hayes Boy Grenache 

Judges Comments:

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section B  -  Exhibition section

Class 20

Red Wine, 2010 vintage & older

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


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Robertson of Clare48.0 Bronze 2009 MAX V 
2 Paulett Wines39.0   2009 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 
3 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler51.0 Silver 2010 Annie's Lane Cabernet Merlot 
4 Paulett Wines42.5   2008 Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 
5 Sevenhill Cellars42.0   2010 Saint Ignatius 
6 Paulett Wines40.0   2008 4774 
7 Taylors Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 Taylors Winemakers Project CMMC 
8 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler48.0 Bronze 2010 Annie's Lane Quelltaler Shiraz Cabernet 
9 Jeanneret Wines43.0   2009 Grace & Favour 
10 Jim Barry Wines48.0 Bronze 2010 Pb Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 
11 Jim Barry Wines45.0   2009 Pb Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 
12 Mintaro Wines49.0 Bronze 2010 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 

Judges Comments: One highlight which is varietal and fresh

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section C  -  Sparkling Wine

Class 21

Sparkling Wine, any vintage

Sparkling Wine


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Mitchell Wines43.5   0.00 Sparkling Peppertree 
2 Sevenhill Cellars45.5   2013 Sevenhill Sparkling Riesling 
3 Leasingham Wines46.5 Bronze 2006 Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 
4 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler44.5   NV Annie's Lane Sparkling Shiraz NV 
5 Leasingham Wines49.0 Bronze 2007 Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 
6 Paulett Wines46.5 Bronze NV Trillians Sparkling Riesling 
7 Paulett Wines46.5 Bronze NV Trillians Sparkling Red 
8 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.5 Silver 2005 Knappstein Sparkling Shiraz 
9 Leasingham Wines55.5 Gold 2005 Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 

Judges Comments: One wine with great balance and vibrance. Varietal expression adding interest and not swamped by oak

 

2013 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 Wines43.5   2009 2009 VP 
2 Greg Cooley Wines51.0 Silver 2012 The Max 
3 Sevenhill Cellars48.0 Bronze 10yrs Sevenhill Classic Topaque 
4 Kilikanoon Wines49.5 Bronze 2009 Divinity Viognier 
5 Skillogalee Wines45.0   15YO Liqueur Muscat 
6 O'Leary Walker Wines52.5 Silver 2010  Wyatt Earp Vintage Shiraz 
7 Crabtree Watervale Wines48.0 Bronze 15yrs Crabtree Grand Muscat 
8 Sevenhill Cellars49.5 Bronze 2008 Sevenhill Vintage Touriga 
9 Knappstein Enterprise Winery48.0 Bronze 2010 Knappstein Yertibulti Vineyard Fortified Shiraz 
10 Reillys Wines45.0   2008 Fortified Shiraz 

Judges Comments: While it is fantastic that the Clare Valley is upholding Australia's great tradition of stylistic fortified production too many wines exhibit poor spirit and some (solera based) wines lacked freshness. That said the top vintage port's were balanced and packed with flavour and extract.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section F  -  Wine of Provenance

Class 23

Wine of Provenance

Red or White Wine Current Vintage


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Skillogalee Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Riesling 
2 Eldredge Vineyard46.5 Bronze 2012 Blue Chip Shiraz 
3 Taylors Wines51.0 Silver 2013 St Andrews Riesling 
4 Taylors Wines51.0 Silver 2010 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 
5 Jim Barry Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 
6 Annie's Lane at Quelltaler46.5 Bronze 2010 Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 
7 Kilikanoon Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Mort's Block Riesling 
8 Jim Barry Wines55.5 Gold 2008 The Armagh Shiraz 
9 Taylors Wines51.0 Silver 2010 St Andrews Shiraz 
10 The Wilson Vineyard51.0 Silver 2013 Polish Hill River Riesling 
11 Paulett Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Polish Hill River Riesling 
12 Mitchell Wines55.5 Gold 2013 Watervale Riesling 
13 Knappstein Enterprise Winery46.5 Bronze 2010 Knappstein Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet 
14 O'Leary Walker Wines46.5 Bronze 2013 Watervale Riesling 
15 Skillogalee Wines46.5 Bronze 2010 The Cabernets 
16 Kirrihill Wines51.0 Silver 2013 Vineyard Selection Series, Clare Valley, Watervale Riesling 
17 Crabtree Watervale Wines57.0 Gold 2013 Crabtree Watervale Riesling 
18 Knappstein Enterprise Winery55.5 Gold 2013 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 

Judges Comments: This class should have a national heritage status attached. Aside from the pure quality of individual wines, house/vineyard consistency was obvious in the top brackets. An absolute pleasure to judge.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section F  -  Wine of Provenance

Class 24

Wine of Provenance

Red or White Wine between 5 - 9 years older


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 { Withdrawn }     
2 { Withdrawn }     
3 { Withdrawn }     
4 { Withdrawn }     
5 { Withdrawn }     
6 { Withdrawn }     
7 { Withdrawn }     
8 { Withdrawn }     
9 { Withdrawn }     
10 { Withdrawn }     
11 { Withdrawn }     
12 { Withdrawn }     
13 { Withdrawn }     
14 { Withdrawn }     
15 { Withdrawn }     
16 { Withdrawn }     
17 { Withdrawn }     
18 { Withdrawn }     

Judges Comments: Class 23,24,25 were judged as a group of 3 wines. Individual scores for wines were not given. The overall medal for Wine of Provenance are recorded in class 23.

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section F  -  Wine of Provenance

Class 25

Wine of Provenance

Red or White Wine, 10 Years or older


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 { Withdrawn }     
2 { Withdrawn }     
3 { Withdrawn }     
4 { Withdrawn }     
5 { Withdrawn }     
6 { Withdrawn }     
7 { Withdrawn }     
8 { Withdrawn }     
9 { Withdrawn }     
10 { Withdrawn }     
11 { Withdrawn }     
12 { Withdrawn }     
13 { Withdrawn }     
14 { Withdrawn }     
15 { Withdrawn }     
16 { Withdrawn }     
17 { Withdrawn }     
18 { Withdrawn }     

Judges Comments: Class 23,24,25 were judged as a group of 3 wines. Individual scores for wines were not given. The overall medal for Wine of Provenance are recorded in Class 23

 

2013 CLARE VALLEY REGIONAL WINE SHOW

Section G  -  The Out of Class Class

Class 26

The Out of Class Class

Red or White Wine, any style any vintage


No.

 Exhibitor

Score

Award

Vintage

 Description
1 Knappstein Enterprise Winery46.5 Bronze 2013 Knappstein The Insider Gris 
2 { Withdrawn }     
3 Knappstein Enterprise Winery49.5 Bronze 2012 Knappstein The Insider Petit Manseng 
4 Sevenhill Cellars43.5   1995 Saint Ignatius 
5 Knappstein Enterprise Winery51.0 Silver 2012 Knappstein The Insider Riesling 

Judges Comments: Note wine 4 was judged with class 20