Good Arvo Bridgees,
For this Friday’s FREE fine wine tasting, we have an iconic Clare Valley Riesling, a serious Yarra Valley Chardonnay, and two of our favourite St Hallet’s reds from the Barossa Valley.
Pikes “Traditionale” Riesling 2014 : Fresh and bright on the nose, subtle stone fruits and nuances of wet slate builds into a crisp lemon lime profile intertwined with subtle stone fruit.
I am a big fan of the Clare Valley, especially the zesty Rieslings.
Oakridge 864 “Funder & Diamond Drive Block” Chardonnay 2012: Nose of burnt match and gunflint sitting over green skinned nectarine ( hmmmm), palate in beautifully integrated and complex, nectarines, pawpaw and white flowers with a creamy , medium bodied mouthfeel.
Yarra Valley Chardonnay, always complex and interesting, so many micro-climates.
St Hallet’s “Black Clay” Shiraz 2014: I’ve stood in the vineyard, its black clay! Dark berries and smooth spice on the nose, Black cherries and brooding stone fruit on the palate.
Heat from the black clay radiating at night helps this wines long, generous and smooth tannins.
St Hallet’s “Butcher’s Cart” Shiraz 2012: Luscious fruit from Ebenezer, Stockwell and Marananga. This shiraz in big and generous. Nose presents rich cherry and mocha, palate offers red berries, dark plums and supple tannin.
2012 vintage hailed as exceptional in the Barossa, this wine shows why!
See you all down here, 4.00pm until 7.00pm, Friday the 12th of June.
Jay and the Old Bridge Team