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4 February 2016 | Clairault | Streicker Wines

Blue-Gold & Top 100 Awards at Sydney International Wine Competition

The SIWC is a food-oriented wine show now in its 34th year of offering wine-lovers a free web-based ‘wines for food’ information service. The wines go through a three-phase blind-judging process, culminating in finalists being grouped together in food-friendly categories. These finalists are judged beside dishes of similar palate weight and individual judges’ comments are published on the website.

2014 Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay
Blue—Gold Award, Top 100 Wines

Judges’ Comments:


“An elegant complex wine with quite tight acidity. A very crisp Chablis style. Lovely texture and it went very well with the food” – Kym Milne, Chairman of Judges

“An oak dominant nose with fruit coming through on the palate. A hint of creaminess. Great balance with a touch of yeasty breadiness on the palate. A great match with the salmon and the creaminess of the wine marrying in well” – Brent Marris

“A toasty nutty spicy nose leads to a well-balanced palate which exhibits notes of white fruit toasty oak spice and nut which is cut by a fresh line of citrus acidity” – Jo Burzynska

“An effusive nose with ripe fruit influences of pawpaw and apple. Hints of cinnamon also seen on the nose. The palate shows lovely length of flavour. A restrained savoury style which married well with the food” – Ken Dobler

“Lovely lemon cashew perfumed aromas with some peach and apricot kernel. Textured with riper peach and nectarine flavours and a touch of honey suggesting some age. A great match with the food. A lovely wine” – Meg Brodtmann

2013 Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Blue—Gold Award

Judges’ Comments:
“Fresh bright fruit. Medium concentration. Elegant good fruit and balanced sweet oak...” – Kym Milne, Chairman of Judges

“A slightly herbal nose with hints of leafiness. Hints of floral coming through with green cane and oak on the finish. A lovely richness on the mid palate with subtle hints of chocolate. Well matched with the lamb giving the wine a lovely cigar box finish” – Brent Marris

“An elegant wine with fresh cassis fruit and a savoury undercurrent of fine tannins. Notes of freshly ground coffee and a bright fresh acid. It's a concentrated and beautifully harmonious wine” – Jo Burzynska

“A medium brick red colour. A wonderfully spicy nose with aromas of cherry and red berry with leafy nuances. A lovely mouth feel with excellent persistence of flavour. Ripe fruit flavours and well integrated tannins” – Ken Dobler

“Dark dense Cabernet family notes on the nose with cassis and red fruit. Dense dark fruit on the palate. The tannins are firm. Lifted and pure with the Cabernet flavours matching the lamb dish” – Warren Gibson

Time Posted: 04/02/2016 at 6:45 PM
Clairault | Streicker Wines
 
4 February 2016 | Clairault | Streicker Wines

Clairault Wines Reviewed by 'The Wine Front'

The Wine Front is Australia’s oldest and most active review site. It keeps consumers ahead of the game by reviewing wines as they are released. It’s run by Campbell Mattinson, Gary Walsh and Mike Bennie.

2013 Clairault Cellar Release Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc received a score of 94/100 from Campbell Mattinson. 

“This is both a highly polished wine and a high quality one. It reeks of oak, fruit and class. Resin, cedar, blackcurrant, superfine (but assertive) tannin, and a sizeable push of curranty fruit to close. There are cut grass and bay leaf/gumnut characters too, but mostly you would describe this wine, simply, as seamless.”

94 / 100  

Campbell Mattinson

Is the Editor/Publisher of The Wine Front and the Editor of James Halliday’s Wine Companion magazine. Until recently he was the SUNDAY Magazine wine columnist. He won the Best Australian Sports Writing Award in 1996, an Independent Young Writer of the Year Award in 1995, and the Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award in both 2005 and 2007. He was the founding editor of Australian Sommelier Magazine.

In 2006 he released the book Wine Hunter: The Man Who Changed Australian Wine, a biography of the Hunter Valley winemaking legend Maurice O’Shea (published by Hachette Australia). The book won the NSW Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award and was described by James Halliday as “one of the most remarkable wine books to ever come my way”. He’s also published Why the French Hate US: The Real Story of Australian Wine and The Big Red Wine Book (Hardie Grant, 2008, 2009, 2010).

Time Posted: 04/02/2016 at 6:42 PM
Clairault | Streicker Wines
 
4 February 2016 | Clairault | Streicker Wines

Streicker Wines Reviewed by 'The Wine Front'

The Wine Front is Australia’s oldest and most active review site. It keeps consumers ahead of the game by reviewing wines as they are released. It’s run by Campbell Mattinson, Gary Walsh and Mike Bennie.

 

2012 Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah received a score of 93/100 from 'The Wine Front'

“The back label text, which isn’t long, uses the phrase “yada yada” four times, which is a pretty decent effort. Suggests, heaven forbid, we have a winery with a sense of humour on our hands.

 

The wine is good. Light-ish, but good. Savoury and peppery as much as fruity, a touch smoky and herbal, tannic but in an integrated way. The mid palate is a succulent place to settle into, and while it’s mostly red berried there’s a (welcome) hint of liquorice. It’s a lovely wine to drink. Fragrant. Pretty. Yada yada”.

 

Campbell Mattinson

Is the Editor/Publisher of The Wine Front and the Editor of James Halliday’s Wine Companion magazine. Until recently he was the SUNDAY Magazine wine columnist. He won the Best Australian Sports Writing Award in 1996, an Independent Young Writer of the Year Award in 1995, and the Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award in both 2005 and 2007. He was the founding editor of Australian Sommelier Magazine.


In 2006 he released the book Wine Hunter: The Man Who Changed Australian Wine, a biography of the Hunter Valley winemaking legend Maurice O’Shea (published by Hachette Australia). The book won the NSW Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award and was described by James Halliday as “one of the most remarkable wine books to ever come my way”. He’s also published Why the French Hate US: The Real Story of Australian Wine and The Big Red Wine Book (Hardie Grant, 2008, 2009, 2010).

Time Posted: 04/02/2016 at 6:33 PM