Poacher’s Ridge

Poacher’s Ridge

This is a small family-owned and operated boutique winery which has its focus on the classic Great Southern cool-climate varieties of Riesling and cabernet sauvignon, while developing a niche for Rhone Valley varieties such as marsanne and viognier. The Rieslings in particular can be outstanding.

OWNERS
Alex Taylor and Janet Taylor
WINEMAKERS
Rob Diletti
ESTABLISHED
2000
VINEYARD LOCATION
Narrikup
ANNUAL CRUSH
15-20 tonnes
VARIETIES
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, Viognier, Riesling, Merlot, Marsanne

CELLAR DOORS
1630 Spencer Road, Narrikup
OPEN
Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm by appointment
WINE PRICES
$20 – 60
PHONE
9857 6066
EMAIL
info@poachersridge.com.au
WEBSITE
www.poachersridge.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

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

Poacher’s Ridge marsanne 2016 ($24)

Young marsanne can be quite beautiful. But if you 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: buy 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

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017