A 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!
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.