Great new reviews from The Wine Front

Recently, Gary Walsh from one of Australia's most respected wine publications reviewed our entire range of current release wines. Let's just say that he was impressed with what he tasted.....

clos Clare 2011 Watervale Riesling

Bath salt, blossom and lemon candy aromatics with cool lemon juice and mandarin fruit, freshness and flinty mineral edges, along with zesty acidity and touches of spice. It’s a lighter, more delicate style that you might call dilute, though I prefer to call it ‘transparent’. Clean tight lemony finish, and while it’s not unapproachable as young wine, it should improve and flesh out with some bottle age.

94 Points
Drink 2012 to 2024

clos Clare 2009 The Hayes Boy Grenache

Jubey and juicy, cherries and raspberry rope, floral and aniseed lift – smells good. Then medium weight with pleasant loose knit grainy tannin, some savouries and a pleasant dryness, but the fruit is seductive and tasty with a pervasive taste of aniseed throughout. Good finish. Dangerous sort of wine. You could belt a bottle with bowl of slow cooked oxtail, or similar, in no time flat.

92 Points
Drink now to 2016

clos Clare 2008 Cemetery Block Shiraz

Peppermint Patty or Mint Slice biscuits – choose your weapon – then dark brambly fruit, earth, licorice and spice. It’s full bodied with a mass of sweet dark earthy fruit, ripe chewy ‘Turkish coffee’ tannin along with additional flavours of almond and dried herbs. It’s a big hearty style, and one that’s perhaps a little warm on the finish, yet you can’t deny its seductive flavoursome appeal and big red drinking satisfaction.

92 Points
Drink now to 2018