95 points James Suckling
"Has some generous fruit with strident mineral notes, as well as pure lime. There’s flesh and weight to the palate. Quite fleshy and concentrated with zesty acidity. So drinkable now and will age well."
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This 2021 No. 2 Polish Hill River Riesling is bright and punctuated by intense acidity, which is near-on invisible due to the voluminous fruit. All things are in place here—it is squeaky clean in the best, most pristine way, with rivulets of enduring flavor through the finish. Awesome."
95 points James Halliday
"Fruit from the Polish Hill River vineyard, 5kms south of the Clare township. Crushed rock minerals are peppered into the fine, saline fruit. This is elegant and restrained, with layers of subtle flavour that reveal themselves over the course of drinking. What a wonderful wine – minerally and taut, with chalky phenolic structure that binds the fruit in place. While this is not the most complex wine in the lineup, it has so many different facets of flavour that it is impossible to underestimate. Just wait for the length of flavour to recede: you'll be waiting a while."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Polish Hill River is a sub region of Clare, situated between Sevenhill and Mintaro. It is one of the iconic Riesling regions in Clare Valley. The Polish Hill River vineyard is situated approximately 3 miles south-east of the Clare township. The soil contains a heap of stone and slate, making these Rieslings very minerally, slate, refined and polished. Tasting Notes: The limestone and shale rock soil profile are reflected in the wine with intense mineral and slate notes, along with underlying fresh citrus characters. The bouquet is awash with aromas of Granny Smith apple, Nashi pear, jasmine and rose; while the palate bursts with bright citrus notes dancing lithely over a grounded flint-like minerality. The mineral component of this wine acts like a conveyer belt, right across the palate, upon which this delightful, nervous energy and flavor spectrum seems to travel. Wines from this region can often be consumed upon release, or cellared for many years. This particular Riesling drinks well now, but will reward with 10+ years of aging.