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Katie Masters
 
2 August 2018 | Katie Masters

James Halliday's 2019 Wine Companion Results


The soils of Clairault | Streicker Wines

Each year, James Halliday and his team taste through thousands of Australian wines to produce the Wine Companion, essential reading for anyone interested in wine and a much-awaited scorecard for wineries.

Clairault | Streicker Wines have received a 5-red star rating for another year! This rating indicates an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.

Top-rated wines for the 2019 edition include:

2015 Streicker Nysa
95/100

66.67% cabernet franc, 33.33% cabernet sauvignon, hand-picked, destemmed and gently crushed, cool-fermented for 14 days, matured in French barriques (50% new) for 18 months. As expected, the cabernet franc gives the wine a distinctive aroma, almost, but not quite, pungent, its lighter structure also contributing much to the open face of the wine. The finish is at once both spicy and juicy, driven by flavours, not tannins. The way the wine has soaked up the new French oak is exceptional.
This is a new flagship wine for the Streicker range. Due for release October 2018. Join our mailing list for updates.

 

2016 Streicker Bridgeland Block Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
95/100, Special Value star

64.54% sauvignon blanc, 35.46% semillon, hand-picked, cold-crushed, fermented in French barriques (33% new), matured for 9 months. Meticulous vinification achieves the desired explosive flavours of lemon skin, zest and juice in a single, mouthwatering stream of flavours. Natural acidity, preserved by preventing mlf, is a constant companion through to the extremely long finish and aftertaste.
Due for release January 2019. Current release can be found here.

 

2016 Clairault Estate Chardonnay
96/100, Special Value star

Hand-picked, chilled, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French barriques (40% new), matured on lees for 9 months. A wine of rare purity, intensity and length. Grapefruit is the dominant flavour, white peach and Granny Smith apple adding to the complexity. French oak plays its all-important role in providing structure and texture, its flavour unimportant. Drink to 2028
Due for release October 2018. Current release can be found here.

 

The full list of results for Clairault | Streicker Wines can be found here.

Time Posted: 02/08/2018 at 2:58 PM Permalink to James Halliday's 2019 Wine Companion Results Permalink
Katie Masters
 
7 April 2018 | Katie Masters

Autumn Release Wines

Are you planning a trip to Clairault | Streicker Estate soon? There are plenty of new release wines available in-store and online.

Clairault Cellar Release Pinot Noir 2017 

This is the first harvest of Pinot Noir from our Bridgeland vineyard. The wine is light red with blue hints. The delicate aromas are of raspberries, tea leaves, white pepper and smoked spices with hints of flint and tilled earth. Crystalline red fruit, subtle peppery notes and gun smoke texture support a tight and bristling palate of lithe fruit tannin under a dark and engulfing humic finish.

Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay 2017 

This Chardonnay is tinted pale green with yellow hints. The aromas are fresh and vibrant, consisting of peaches, cream, nutmeg and crushed lime. The palate has a balanced entry of dense stone fruit and lively citrus flavours. Coating acidity and fine texture lead to a finish of nectarines, toasted nuts and lemon curd.

Clairault Estate Chardonnay 2015

A pale green Chardonnay with hints of straw and aromas of nectarine, lemon curd and wet slate. The palate has a refined entry supported by zesty acidity and fine grain French oak texture. Flavours of creamy French oak and lime juice are held in check by a generous texture and pure mineral finish.

There's plenty more happening at Clairault | Streicker Estate! To keep up-to-date, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

Time Posted: 07/04/2018 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Autumn Release Wines Permalink
Katie Masters
 
6 April 2018 | Katie Masters

Harvest, 2018

 

While most of us have been enjoying the end of summer and its little bursts of warm weather, our vineyard team have been working at all hours to bring in this year's harvest. Senior Vineyard Manager, Chris Gillmore has this to say about the season;

“Vintage 2018 has played out nicely with continued mild warm weather, minimal rainfall events, and a slow and steady pace of picking – meaning no rushing around and making compromises.

Both white varietals and now reds, have progressed with little disruption to reaching an optimum maturity. Cabernet Sauvignon looks to be the only variety likely to hang further, to develop improved tannin structure and intensity of flavour. An average year yield-wise, but definitely shaping up to be a great vintage all round."

There's a week or two of picking left, then with all the fruit in the winery it's up to our winemaking team to aid the transition in to bottle - we look forward to the results! 

 

Time Posted: 06/04/2018 at 12:24 PM Permalink to Harvest, 2018 Permalink
Katie Masters
 
16 January 2018 | Katie Masters

Estate Chardonnay is an Excellent Example

Christina Pickard, reviewer with Wine Enthusiast had this to say about the 2014 Clairault Estate Chardonnay.

Pale gold, almost green tinged, this is is an excellent example of why Margaret River excels at Chardonnay. It's complex, with notes of lemon zest, orange peel, butter and exotic spices that last all the way through to the finish. It's rich with a chalky texture and is age worthy, with enough acidity to take it long into the future. Drink now–2027.

 

Time Posted: 16/01/2018 at 9:40 AM Permalink to Estate Chardonnay is an Excellent Example Permalink
Katie Masters
 
4 August 2017 | Katie Masters

James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion Results

The results for James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion were released following the Qantas EpiQure Awards Dinner on Wednesday night.

Clairault | Streicker retained its red five-star rating for wineries that regularly produce wines of exemplary quality and typicity.

Clairault and Streicker wines were rated highly with nine out of 12 wines scoring 95 points or higher, including the 2015 Clairault Estate Chardonnay (96/100, Special Value Star) and the 2013 Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay (96/100).

Time Posted: 04/08/2017 at 7:22 PM Permalink to James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion Results Permalink
Katie Masters
 
26 July 2017 | Katie Masters

Win! At selected retail outlets only - Terms and Conditions

Enter to win - at selected retail outlets only!

Purchase a bottle of Clairault wines and enter win!

Only at participating stockists.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Competition Period: Starts 1st August 2017 and ends Monday, October 30th 2017 at 5.00pm. 

Requirements for Entrants: Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. It is compulsory for entrants to provide their full name and email address to enter the promotion. To be actively subscribed to the mailing list to receive email correspondence at the time the competition is drawn. 

Validity: To enter, entrants must, purchase one bottle fo Clairault wine from a participating retail outlet, enter by completing our “enter here to win" form available in store. Complete your full name and valid e-mail address as prompted on the entry form. One entry permitted per transaction. Incomplete / unsubscribed entries will be deemed invalid.

The Prize:

PREMIUM STORE PRIZE (Selected outlets only)

FIRST PRIZE: A weekend in the Margaret River Wine Region compliments of Clairault | Streicker Wines. It includes: A vineyard tour, private tasting, lunch in the Clairault Streicker Cafe and one night accommodation in the Clairault Cottage.

SECOND PRIZE: A Clairault Streicker Decanter and twin pack of Clairault Estate Wines.

THIRD PRIZE: A twin pack of Clairault Estate wines.

PARTNER STORE PRIZE (Selected outlets only)

FIRST PRIZE: A Clairault Streicker decanter and twin pack of Clairault Estate wines

SECOND PRIZE: A twin pack of Clairault Estate wines

THIRD PRIZE: A twin pack of Clairault Margaret River wines

Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

Details of Draw: The winner of the prize will be drawn randomly from eligible entries. The draw will take place at the administration office of Clairault | Streicker Wines, 3277 Caves Road Wilyabrup on Thursday, November 2nd 2017. The winner will be notified by phone or email. If the prize is unclaimed or unconfirmed availability within 7 days from drawn date, another draw will take place on November 10th 2017.

Database: All entries will be entered into the mailing list database for future marketing communication. All entries will be kept confidential and any entrant’s details, will not be disclosed to any other parties. By entering the competition the entrants accept marketing communications from Clairault | Streicker Wines until the entrant opts out of these communications.

Who May Enter: Entry is open to Australian residents only, aged eighteen (18) years or over. Employees of the Promoter and their Immediate Families as well as agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate Family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.

Clairault | Streicker Wines reserves the right to alter or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time if required.

Good Luck!

Time Posted: 26/07/2017 at 7:21 PM Permalink to Win! At selected retail outlets only - Terms and Conditions Permalink
Katie Masters
 
21 June 2017 | Katie Masters

Clairault: Margaret River Winery of the Year

 Clairault was awarded ‘Margaret River Winery of the Year’ at the recent New York International Wine Competition. The NYIWC began in 2011 and features a judging panel of retail store buyers, sommeliers, hoteliers and importers. Wines are judged based on category and price and are awarded in line with what customers buy.

Other awards for Clairault wines include the following:

GOLD—Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

GOLD—Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

GOLD—Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Bronze—Clairault Estate Chardonnay 2014

 

Streicker also received accolades, taking out 'Margaret River Rose of the Year'.

Time Posted: 21/06/2017 at 7:19 PM Permalink to Clairault: Margaret River Winery of the Year Permalink
Katie Masters
 
21 June 2017 | Katie Masters

Streicker: Margaret River Rosé of the Year

The 2016 Streicker Bridgeland Block Rosé was awarded 'Margaret River Rosé of the Year' at the recent New York International Wine Competition. The NYIWC began in 2011 and features a judging panel of retail store buyers, sommeliers, hoteliers and importers. Wines are judged based on category and price and are awarded in line with what customers buy.

Other awards for Streicker include:

GOLD—Streicker Bridgeland Block Rose 2016

SILVER—Streicker Ironstone Block old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

SILVER—Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay 2013

 

Clairault was also awarded, taking home 'Margaret River Winery of the Year'.

Time Posted: 21/06/2017 at 7:16 PM Permalink to Streicker: Margaret River Rosé of the Year Permalink
Katie Masters
 
2 June 2017 | Katie Masters

Clairault & Streicker Wines Awarded at International Show

Clairault and Streicker Wines Successful at Decanter World Wine Awards.

The 2014 Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah took home a silver medal at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards, held in London.

Four other wines were also awarded medals at the prestigious international show.

Other medals awarded are as follows:

Bronze - Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

Bronze - Clairault Estate Chardonnay 2015

Bronze - Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Bronze - Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay 2014

Time Posted: 02/06/2017 at 7:14 PM Permalink to Clairault & Streicker Wines Awarded at International Show Permalink
Katie Masters
 
1 June 2017 | Katie Masters

Streicker Cabernet Wins GOLD at International Wine Challenge

Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Cabernet Sauvigon wins GOLD at 2016 International Wine Challenge

The 2013 Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a gold medal at the prestigious International Wine Challenge, held in London last month.

The show is in its 34th year and has a reputation for high-quality, meticulous judging.

Other medals awarded are as follows:

Silver - Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay 2014

Silver - Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvingon 2014

Bronze - Clairault Estate Chardonnay 2015

Commended - Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

Commended - Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah 2014

Time Posted: 01/06/2017 at 7:12 PM Permalink to Streicker Cabernet Wins GOLD at International Wine Challenge Permalink