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O'LEARY WALKER Polish Hill 2008

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O'LEARY WALKER Polish Hill 2008

A classic, bottle aged Clare Valley Riesling from the Polish Hill River sub-region, noted for producing wines of great finesse and intensity of flavour. David O'Leary and Nick Walker are now among the Clare Valley's most accomplished winemakers.
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A classic, bottle aged Clare Valley Riesling from the Polish Hill River sub-region, noted for producing wines of great finesse and intensity of flavour. David O'Leary and Nick Walker are now among the Clare Valley's most accomplished winemakers.
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Code: OLPHRR
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Country: Australia

Region Clare Valley

The Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Winery O'LEARY WALKER

Langton’s Selections O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling, O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling, O’Leary Walker Claire Reserve Shiraz Established by David O’Leary and Nick Walker in 2001, O’Leary Walker is located at Leasingham in the Clare Valley. This is essentially a negociant business sourcing fruit off vineyards locally, the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale. The aim is to make wines which show freshness and strong regional definition. Both the Polish Hill River and Watervale Rieslings are absolutely top notch with pristine fruit and mineral acidity. The Cabernet – based on sub region Armagh and Polish Hill River Cabernet – is a fruit driven style which sees 20 months maturation in both new and seasoned French oak. The Claire Reserve (named after Claire Marie O’Leary – not a misspelling) is based on century old Clare Valley material. O’Leary Walker occasionally pops up on the market. The wines are well regarded and worth seeking out. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's