Lark Hill Eliza Riesling 2013 (Canberra)
Lark Hill is really on a roll with these 2013 whites, first the Gruner and now this off-dry Rizza.
The key to the success of this wine – which was named after Chris Carpenter’s daughter Eliza – is the balance. The 27g/l of residual sugar presents as obvious sweetness, a front palate hit of candy. Yet the lemon and grapefruit driven palate is never cloying, and the sky-high acidity (TA 10.1g/L) keeps things clean and very sprightly. It’s perhaps a little too linear at times, but not enough to leave you bored.
About the most successful Australian Kabinett Riesling I know of, though with more of the Canberra musk than anything from the Mosel, this is another Lark Hill success. More please.
Score: 18.1/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes.