O'Leary Walker "Bookies Bag" Pinot Noir 2017 ~ Adelaide Hills, Australia
Halliday 5 Red Star Winery 2016
James Halliday 90/100
International Red Winemaker of The Year (1992 and 1994)
Prestigious Jimmy Watson Wine Trophy
The Winemaker "Vibrant wild berries with a textural mid-palate. Silky tannins, supple oak and persistent length of flavour. Ruby red with crimson hues."
The O'Leary Walker combination is one of South Australia's most dependable producers
Angus Hughson "David O'Leary and Nick Walker are among the Clare Valley's most accomplished winemakers"
Ralph Kyte-Powell "This single vineyard Pinot Noir is part of a series of racing-themed wines".
Established by winemaker-mates, David O'Leary and Nick Walker who earned their reputations making premium wine with large producers. O'Leary Walker Wines crafts small batches of wine, using handpicked fruit, from some of the best vineyards in South Australia. The Adelaide Hills journey began in 1912 when David’s grandfather purchased a small vineyard at Oakbank in the heart of the Hills.
James Halliday ~ "Open-fermented, hand-plunged, extended maceration, new French oak ... Worth the punt on a few years in the cellar at this price."
The Winemaker ~ "Lifted fruit, delicate sweet spice and subtle French oak. The palate is elegant with rich plum, dark cherry and long fine tannins. "
This vineyard lies in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. The elevation of this cool climate region consistently offers a natural balanced acidity to this single vineyard wine.