Salivating and mouthwatering
Pioneer Road 2017 Riesling - Salivating and mouthwatering, and a light smatter of modern minerality with perfect table manners. 94 points.
Fairly typical Clare Riesling
Pioneer Road Clare Valley Riesling 2017 – The price is right, and most of the wine is fairly typical Clare Riesling except for the finish which goes a bit fuzzy. What I mean is that it doesn’t quite finish clean and crisp. Still, it’s worth 90 points which makes it a BUY at the price
Nice acidic, minerally length
I hadn’t heard of Pioneer Road until I received this Riesling in one of the WineDirect Packs so I did a bit of googling and read that they produce the wine in conjunction with Project Wine in Langhorne Creek. Together they have produced a 'lil gem that sings the typical virtues of the Clare Valley.
As a teacher, I am embracing the 'wine-down' of the year most days after school. I fired up the record player and listened to You am I’s Hourly Daily with a bottle of the Pioneer Road Clare Valley Riesling. It is perky and cheery, comforting and familiar yet there is great depth to it. Have a listen, it is an underrated album that can cheer you up or let you indulge in melancholy. The wine does have a nice acidic, minerally length to it with the lemon and lime not being as dominant as you would expect as it has a softness on the palate where a pear flavour is prominent. I would be keen to put a few aside as I’d be interested to see this fall into a world of vegemite on toast, buttery goodness in years to come.