Poacher’s Ridge

best drinking summer wine


Riesling 2016

Poacher’s Ridge Riesling 2016 ($26)

Another wonderful example of Great Southern riesling. It is so fine and delicate with quite low alcohol yet there is so much flavour powering through to such a long finish. Light bath salts and talcy powdery character on the palate with a little spice and lime.

Score: 92/100     Cellar: 9 years     BUY HERE


Poacher’s Ridge Marsanne 2016 ($24)

Young marsanne can be quite beautiful. But if hold on to it for a few years something wonderful happens. I have tasted older examples of this marsanne and they are stunning. So here’s the obvious instruction: but it now for a little sipping but make sure you hold on to a little more for another five or so years. The light lemony characters and light stone fruit becomes rich and deeply complex.

Score: 91/100     Cellar: 8 years     BUY HERE





Poacher’s Ridge Louis’ Block marsanne 2015 ($20)

Not many marsannes made in WA, so it’s great such a good fist being made of the variety when it is. Lemon with a chalky bath salts-like acid and an appealing honey and lemon scented character. The palate is so gentle and expressive with plenty of controlled flavour intensity.

Lovely wine for current drinking.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Poacher’s Ridge Louis’ Block Riesling 2015 ($24)

Another perfectly brilliant Riesling from this small producer. Lemon scents with spicy characters on the nose. The palate is so delicately precise and pure with those lemon characters and spicy minerally influences coming together rather beautifully. Long, focused palate.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years


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