Sunday, 18 August 2013

Ballandean Estate Late Harvest Sylvaner 2012

Sylvaner is more common in Europe than in Australia. According to VinoDiversity there are only ten wineries in Australia using it.

Ballandean Estate are famous for their Sylvaner which they use to make a Late Harvest style. I have had it a few times now and I continue to be impressed.

Fresh apricot, tinned peach nectar, palm sugar and slight apricot jam are the highlights. It is not thick and syrupy. Quite sweet, clean flavours linger beautifully.

Presented in a 375mL bottle under screw cap it has proven to cellar well in the past and I can't see why this one won't hang around for another ten years.

I had this with a chocolate tart... a perfect match.

Who: Ballandean Estate
What: Sylvaner
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2012
How: $20

www.ballandeanestate.com