Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling 2022

Tasting Notes

Winery: Jim Barry
Varietal: Riesling
SKU: JIMLODRIE2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling 2022



95 pts James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
The vineyard has 480m elevation, which is the key to the fine-boned structure of this classic. A mix of crisp acid and lime juice progressively gains intensity on the back palate, finish and aftertaste.

94 pts James Suckling
Super-bright and youthful with tons of lime and garden-herb freshness, this is a sleek but very polished Clare Valley dry riesling that needs a bit of time to open up. Steely long finish with pronounced minerality.

93 pts Wine Advocate
The 2022 Lodge Hill Riesling is lean and tight and more austere than the fleshy/talc-y Watervale tasted beside it. The structure here says it will age exceptionally well—long into the future.

Winemaker Notes

Originally a pastoral run dating back to 1839, and originally named Wolta Wolta, Jim Barry purchased the land for The Lodge Hill Vineyard in 1977 as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in the Clare Valley.” Situated at 480 meters above sea level and situated on the Eastern Ranges of the Clare Valley, the grapes at our Lodge Hill Vineyard are exposed to concentrated bursts of sunlight and cool nights which encourage slower ripening. This helps deliver beautiful natural acidity and citrus characters that ripen early because of the small crop it produces. Gentle pressing and a rapid move into the fermentation allows the natural fruit flavours to be preserved.

The nose explodes with finger lime juice and pink grapefruit, along with wet slate and orange blossom aromas. Sweet grapefruit flesh drives the palate with mandarin juice, freshly cut lime, and aromatic quince to follow. A slate and mineral backbone and a load of citrus to finish.

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