2012 K1 by Geoff Hardy Grüner Veltliner

This makes three successful Australian Grüners that I’ve tried, the others being Hahndorf Hill and Lark Hill. I’ve not tried the Stoney Rise and the Mac Forbes and Hesketh are both sourced from Austria, so they don’t count.

Not as much pepper spice here but it’s still a feature. The bottle opens with a fair whiff of grassiness before apple juice, cucumber and celery rein it in. There are subtle nods towards texture with a layer of softness draped across what is essentially a crisp, clean and dry wine. A bit of pithy grip over which citrus and mineral tinged acidity spills doesn’t hurt either. Good length, good drinking. 90 Good

Region: Adelaide Hills
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $28
Tasted: September 2012


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