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Monday, 7 October 2013

Lark Hill 'Eliza' Off-Dry Riesling 2013

Named after the 3rd generation of the Carpenter family, winemaker Chris' daughter. 

I wouldn't normally start a tasting note quoting numbers relating to acids and residual sugar, but such may be of interest in understanding a wine such as this. Possessing excellent balance, in true off-dry territory at 27g/l residual sugar, whilst sweet the acid inherent in the wine (TA 10.1g/L and a pH of 2.91) works with that sugar.

A wine of intensity: florals, asian influenced fragrance: hints of lemongrass, kaffir lime and even a slight note of fresh ginger inherent.

The additional sugar in the wine lends extra weight and 'flesh' to the palate. Mineral nuances intermingle with the sweetness of the palate against the aforementioned acids. It doesn't stop there, the finish is pretty intense too - a prominent feature of the wine from start to finish. 92

Tasted on: Wednesday 2nd October, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Closure: Screwcap

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