All posts by Aussie Wine Guy

Aussie Wine Guy has been a wine enthusiast for over fourteen years, mainly interested in Australian, New Zealand and French wineries, but in recent years has extended his interests to include North and South American, South African and European table wines. He and his wife currently reside in Canberra, Australia after having lived in Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane as well as abroad in Vancouver, Canada and HangZhou, China.

2000 Wendouree Shiraz Malbec

P3199050A few weeks ago, AWG decided it was time to prune the cellar.

This is when we came across this sleeper from 2000, something of a rarity, given how hard they are to come by.  Carefully uncorked and decanted to breathe for over four hours, this Clare Valley icon rose to the occasion.

Perfumed bouquet featuring plum and sultana trimmings, complimented by a hint of spice in the body, that little twist provided courtesy of the Malbec, and a slightly chalky aftertaste possibly owing to age.  Great viscosity, the wine clung to the glass.  A silky smooth and well matured drink from a very well regarded vineyard.  Just superb!

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2012 Lark Hill Auslese Riesling

 

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This evening Aussie Wine Guy cracked a clean bottle from Canberra Region producer Lark Hill.  This solid dessert wine is a 100% biodynamic wine, locally grown and bottled.

This noble variety is produced in somewhat small quantities due to meticulous handpicking.  There are delicate flavours to be found inside even a small glass of this liquid gold – citrus, a hint of lime, apricot/peaches and a slight mineral aftertaste make this an excellent pairing with very sweet desserts or a well stocked cheese plate.

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