Poachers Ridge recent reviews

HUON HOOKE, JANUARY 2018

Poachers Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2017
Rating: 90

“Very light colour and a very restrained, delicate, reserved bouquet – talcy, almost slightly peppery, and very restrained – but not lacking intensity. It’s just that the fruit is very lean and paired-back. It could take some age well."


WINE FRONT – CAMPBELL MATTINSON, JANUARY 2018 

Poachers Ridge Marsanne 2017
Rating: 90+ Pts

"Barrel-fermented marsanne from the Great Southern. Pale straw in colour. It’s a weighty white with cream, wood spice, smoke and honeysuckle flavours/aromas all working as one. The descriptors here make it sound as though oak is dominant; it’s not. The weight is matched by energy. It’ll be better in a year or two."

Poachers Ridge Riesling 2017
Rating 94 Pts

"It’s a scintillating wine. Blessed line, blessed intensity, blessed length. Lime, grapefruit, gunmetal and citrus blossom. Tremendously fresh, pure and piercing, the latter in a good way. Ripper for quality, and value."


RAY JORDAN, WEST WEEKEND - GREAT SOUTHERN, FEBRUARY 2018 

Poachers Ridge Marsanne 2017

"The Rhone variety has several different interpretations in Australia. This is a more restrained one with a subtle use of barrel fermentation adding some complexity to the palate. It’s still reasonably restrained but the subtle honey and light citrus flavours are there. Its real charm is its ability to age and create wonderful toasty honey flavours. Patience will be rewarded here." Score – 92/100


JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION APRIL/MAY 2018 – 100 NEW NOTES

Poachers Ridge Riesling 2017

"This tightly wound wine is all about the future and its place. Yes, it can be enjoyed now, but in 5 years time it will be singing from the rooftops as the lime juice flavours will have deepened and the length increased. Its future is underwritten by the simultaneous release of its ’07 sibling."
95 Pts

 

Blair Hill