Date: Oct 07/09, Wed Time: 04:00:00-08:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Skillogalee Wine Tasting – WorldWide cellar brought in Dave Palmer, owner and winemaker of Skillogalee Wines from Clare Valley Australia. Skillogalee is a historic property bought by Dave and Diana Palmer in the late 1980’s. They have fully capitalized on the exceptional fruit quality to produce generous and full flavoured wines. The wines recently achieved 5 star ratings from James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
Mr. Palmer was a very engaging speaker, and it was a real bonus for our members to have this one-on-one attention. We sampled some of his recent vintages including:
His 90+ Robert Parker scoring wines:
2008 Single Vineyard Riesling
2005 Basket Pressed Shiraz
Other wines sampled include:
NV Sparkling Riesling
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Malbec
2006 Take Two Shiraz/Cabernet
I tucked away some of his riesling - a wine that has the potential to improve over 20 years.... if I can keep it that long!?