Great Australian Rieslings back to 1973
6 Oct 2004 by JR
See also Coonawarra and other Australian classics .  This was a revelation – a series of Rieslings, mainly from the famous Florita vineyard in Clare, kindly brought to London by the Barrys of Jim Barry Wines. I include a few random notes about these wines, and associated topics below.   - The Barrys bought the Florita vineyard (75 acres) in 1986 from Leo Buring when Philip Morris had five years’ sales worth of Riesling in their cellars. They had stopped making fine Riesling in 1982. There was no market for Riesling in Oz at that time. “We were just young and bullet proof and convinced Riesling would come back into...

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