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New South Wales

2006 Clonakilla Ballinderry Canberra District

ballindery05The label says this wine will be best drinking between 2008 and 2016,  We opened it last week at dinner and I have to say it was certainly at its best. I rarely leave wines to mature so long but I am glad I allowed this one some years.

Its deep red colour, pleasant nose and shot of berry fruit flavours, spices and hint of oak, were matched with a rich full bodied palate with fine tannins and a long lingering finish which invited another taste (or glass).

My only regret is that I don’t have any more of this excellent wine in my cellar.

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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