Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 Lark Hill Gruner Veltliner (Canberra District)

In the past few years I have tried a number of promising, even exciting Australian Gruner Veltliners, but none that I would necessarily unreservedly recommend. The 2013 Lark Hill Gruner Veltliner, however, brings home the bacon. It is the best Oz Gruner I’ve had.

It’s a generous, almost viscous white wine, but is beautifully balanced by insistent acidity. Highly aromatic. Florals, lots of spices, and melons. There are some green veggie notes that actually really work, adding interest and complexity. Finishes nice and long. It has the balance to age well, though I think it’s the kind of wine that will deliver the most enjoyment in the next few years.


RRP: $45
ABV: 13.0%
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