95 points Bob Campbell
"2017 is an excellent riesling year in Clare. This is pale coloured and nascent, with spicy, peppermint aromas, yet to develop into a citrus and floral bouquet which will come. The concentration of flavour and purity of line are impressive. Delicate but intense, refined, promising and already delicious."
95 points Decanter
"Love the perfumed nose packed with buttercups and wild flowers, then a vibrancy that lifts the wine to another dimension. Delicate yuzu and candied citrus palate leading to a precise finish. The depth of flavour is great – there’s a touch of reduction but who cares; its superb!"
94 points Wine & Spirits
"Jim Barry planted this vineyard at the end of the 1970s, on a ridge rising to 1,575 feet, the north-facing slope devoted to shiraz, the south face to riesling. It grows on loam over clay before hitting slate bedrock, a vertical uplift that allows water to drain down through it. In Clare’s cool, late 2017 riesling vintage, Barry produced the best Lodge Hill we can remember. It has the depth of a classic Mosel wine with the zingy acidity of Clare, the intensity of flavor tightening around scents of white flowers, earthy radish and searingly dry peach. It seems to capture the fresh winds of Clare in its clarity and power. Built to age."
91 points Wine Enthusiast
"This bottling offers a delicate nose of peach, lime blossom and white pepper followed by a palate that is tight and focused, with mouthwatering acidity, chalky minerality and a long lime and apple finish."
90 points Wine Spectator
"Mouthwatering and intense, with green papaya, melon, kiwifruit and Key lime flavors that are vibrant and juicy, showing plenty of clarity and focus on the finish. Drink now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in Clare.” Situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, it is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley at an altitude of 480 metres, and is ideal for producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.
The majestic Clare Valley is situated only an hour and half from Adelaide and is an all year-round holiday destination. The region has been producing wine for more than 175 years and boasts more than 30 cellar doors. The famous ‘Riesling Trail’ is a 32km route, providing a beautiful journey through the region. Best explored on a bike the ‘Riesling Trail’ allows you to explore the various towns, cafes, restaurants and of course the wineries along the route.