James Halliday has released his Annual wine companion and once again O’Leary Walker wines retains its Five Star rating. The five-star score is only possible a winery that regularly produces outstanding wines of quality and typicity. Only a very small percentage of Australia’s wineries are award this score. The following is a break down of how Halliday scored some of the O’Leary Walker wines we have in Stock. A score of 90-93 represents a highly recommend wine with great style and character and a score of 94-100 is reserved for outstanding wines that are of the highest quality and distinguished pedigree. The first wine in this class is their ever popular inky and powerful and delighfully Shiraz. The bouquet is dark blackberry spice, with hints of spice and red liquorice, the oak is all French which is subtle and gently enhances its layered characters. On
the palate the fruit weight is powerful and long with grainy balanced tannin and acidity. No wonder it scored 95 Points.

 2006 Clare Valley/McLaren Vale Shiraz                             Rating 95 Points

2008 Polish Hill River Riesling                                              Rating 95 Points

“Apple, lime and slate aromas; a beautifully structured and focused palate, the flavour flowing on evenly from the bouquet; thoroughly impressive line and length.”

2006 Clare Valley Cabernat Sauvignon                                Rating 95 Points

“Rich, juicy blackcurrant fruit aromas and flavours are perfectly supported by ripe tannins on the medium-bodied palate; quality oak adds to the picture.”

2008 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc                                  Rating 93 Points

“Elegant and crisp, with clearly defined varietal fruit on bouquet and palate, ranging through grassy to passionfruit notes; good length and finish.”

2008 Watervale Riesling                                                         Rating 91 Points

“Lime blossom bouquet and palate; very fresh and lively, with minerally backbone; lacks the complexity of the Polish Hill.”

2006 Blue Cutting Road Cabernet Merlot                            Rating 90 Points

“A bright and clearly defined red berry; cedar and coffee bouquet; the palate shows generous levels of ripe fruit, with cleansing acidity and slightly savoury tannins. Great value.”