Lark Hill’s grüner veltliner finds itself as a benchmark for this fledgling variety in Australia, and justifies their decision to pioneer the variety locally (releasing their first vintage in only 2009). The 2012 tastes riper, has longer length and has more extravagant fruit flavours than the previous vintages that I have tried. These are good things in my book.
In appearance, the wine is a pale intensity lemon in colour and bright in the glass. It has medium intensity, and attractive, aromatics of pears, lemon citrus, spice, pepper and sweet white nectarine with some time. The pear character is particularly evident in this vintage. The palate is dry with medium acidity and body, and flavours of pears and lemon citrus set to rather fulsome length, with some textural fatness and flavour remaining on the palate. This 2012 vintage is ready to drink now, and its extravagantly long length leads me to my view that Lark Hill has produced another success in 2012. Very Good
Tasted: September 2012