96 pts James Halliday
A wine that has ineffable precision to its make-up. It is impossible for it to do anything other than build on the supreme delicacy, balance and length it already has. Why impossible? It’s the differing acidity that will never change. Trophy Clare Valley Wine Show ’18.
90 pts Wine Enthusiast August 2019 This vintage of Lodge Hill is another solid and austere expression of the grape Clare Valley has carved its reputation with. It’s a little reductive at first, taking some vigorous swirling in the glass for those oniony aromas to blow off, but when they do, delicate lime leaf, apple blossom and talc aromas appear. The palate is just as tightly wound, with crunchy acidity and a crisp apple-y finish. Give this another year or two in the bottle to gain more complexity and drinkability.