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O'Leary Walker Wines - Polish Hill River Riesling 2021 O'Leary Walker Wines - Polish Hill River Riesling 2021

O'Leary Walker Wines - Polish Hill River Riesling 2021

Elegance in its truest and purest form.

Single Bottle:

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Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12%

Region:Clare Valley


Tasting Notes

Another fantastic vintage 2021 has resulted in a quintessential Watervale Riesling, with great purity of fruit and excellent balance. Signature lime and lemon notes shine here, with undertones of wild fennel spice and an electric acid line.

Technical Info

Brand:O'Leary Walker Wines


Organic Certification:NAASA - 5421P

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature: 7-10°C

Drink By:2035

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night.

Winemaking:Fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed. This results in a fine free-run cut and a pressing component, with all batches kept separately in stainless steel tanks. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is then chilled and filtered prior to bottling.

Viticulture:Grey loam acid soils over sandstone and slate make up the profile with much of the topsoil littered with rock, proving just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and produce quality fruit. It is the slate of Polish Hill River, as opposed to the limestone of Watervale, that gives rise to the point of difference between these styles.

Food Pairing:Oysters, Spicy Thai green curry, Grilled prawns with lemon and herbs, Lemon butter grilled scallops, Ceviche, Tofu stir-fry, Lime and cilantro marinated chicken, Sweet and sour pork, Fresh papaya salad, Seared snapper with lime salsa.

Reviews and Accolades



The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson

This is so direct, so dry and so intense. It’s a statement in pure, clean form. It’s beset with gravel, steel and kaffir lime juice/leaf notes, and it drives piercingly long through the finish. Drink the Watervale, cellar the Polish Hill River.


The Real Review - Aaron Brasher

Pale straw colour, really youthful in the glass. Aromas of citrus blossom, jasmine, wet stone, lemon pith and ginger. Really fine and delicately poised on the palate, tightly coiled-up. Tangy lemon, mouthwateringly crunchy acidity and a minerally, textured and long finish. Just at the beginning of what shall be a very long life.


Halliday Companion - Erin Larkin

Incredibly plush and ripe citrus fruits overlay a skeleton of minerally acidity. More structured than it is flavoured, perhaps, but plenty of saline acid to keep the party going.

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O'Leary Walker Wines

O'Leary Walker Wines, a well-respected name in the Australian wine industry, was established in 2000 by David O'Leary and Nick Walker. Both founders had impressive winemaking backgrounds and shared a vision of producing premium wines that showcased the unique terroirs of South Australia's best wine regions. O'Leary Walker Wines is known for their exceptional Shiraz and Riesling wines. They have received numerous awards and accolades for their commitment to quality winemaking. In addition to crafting outstanding traditional wines, they have also delved into creating exciting, lesser-known varieties, expanding their portfolio to offer wine enthusiasts a diverse range of exceptional choices. This commitment to innovation and quality has made O'Leary Walker Wines a standout in the Australian wine scene.

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