2014 Riesling

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2014 Riesling


The slow and late ripening of the 2014 vintage has produced an intense and aromatic Riesling with vibrant lime, green apple and mineral notes underscored by zesty acidity. 
Our delicious dry Rieslings evolve beautifully over the years, retaining freshness and balance.
The Riesling were our first planting in 1978, high on the Lake George escarpment 30 km from Canberra. 
The vines share their fold in the hills with sleeping kangaroos as the grapes ripen in the late Autumn sun. 
Our vineyard is farmed Biodynamically for sustainability and to preserve its unique terroir.

11.5% Alc/Vol. 750ml bottle

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Reviews & Tasting Notes

Old vines planted in 1978 high on the Lake George escarpment produce a riesling that has piercing spiced apple and lime citrus fruit aromas; fragrant and flinty. The palate blazes like an arrow along crisp acid lines, mouthwateringly dry and restrained. Crunchy apple and lime here too. Really focused. Drink now.
— 93 Points; Nick Stock @ JamesSuckling.com
Biodynamic wine grown in a continental climate that is right up riesling’s alley. The flowery bouquet leads into a long, particularly well balanced palate, lime and lemon fruits aplenty, and framed by crisp, crunchy acidity.
— 95 Points; 2016 Wine Companion
The Lark Hill wines never fail to impress, and while I love their newer varieties like gruner veltliner and sangiovese, this is an old favourite that always shines. Riesling thrives in the Canberra hinterlands and the slow ripening 2014 vintage resulted in an aromatic wine of great intensity with benchmark lemon and lime citrus notes alongside apple and tangy mineral characters. This is a fresh, zesty wine for immediate enjoyment but history suggests it will also cellar well. All Lark Hill wines are farmed biodynamically.
— Winsor Dobbin - December 2014
Each year the wines of Lark Hill get that little bit more distinctive.

Not that they weren’t distinctive before, but over the last few vintages there seems to be a real coherence in everything with a Lark Hill label on it.

This Riesling is no exception. While there is no shortage of the brown limes and lifted florals of Canberra Riesling, this seems to be of a different shape. It’s more floral, more limey and more fragrant than I can remember in previous vintages. It tastes softer, yet more intensely acidic, while also running with a pineapple juice tart/sweet combination that is genuinely delicious.

What’s ultimately unique here is that it doesn’t taste like yet another Canberra Riesling. It’s fuller, longer and more textured than most other Rieslings from the district, the style leaning more towards Wachau than Watervale (and all the better for it).

— Australian Wine Review - December 2014