Sam Kim Reviews Urlar Wine – August 2016

Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Gladstone 91 4.5
Partially fermented in seasoned oak barrels, this stylish rendition offers elegant aromas of white stone fruit, lemon/lime zest, dried herb and red apple on the nose. The palate is beautifully weighted and rounded with excellent fruit richness backed by bright acidity, finishing superbly long and vibrant. The wine is restrained and complex, and should make a wonderful food partner.

At its best: now to 2019.

Urlar Pinot Noir 2014 Gladstone 94 5
This is gorgeous and delectable. The wine is impressively complex on the nose displaying dark berry, smoked meat, clove and cedar characters with nuances of truffle and violet.

At its best: now to 2021.

Urlar Pinot Gris 2014 Gladstone 95 5
The grapes were hand harvested and the juice was fermented in oak barrels for this richly fruited and superbly complex rendition of the variety. The bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, baked pear, vanilla, oatmeal and almond characters, leading to a sumptuous palate that is filled with ripe fruit flavours and velvety texture. It is multi-layered and beautifully harmonious. A seriously good alternative-style.

At its best: now to 2019.

Urlar Noble Riesling 2015 Gladstone 94 5
This gorgeously rich and opulent sweet wine offers fabulous aromas of marmalade, dark honey, potpourri and dried flowers. The palate is concentrated and rounded with lovely sweetness, wonderfully balanced by bright acidity, which provides excellent freshness. A beautifully composed wine offering loads of delicious flavours.

At its best: now to 2020.