Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2010
The 2010 The Contours Museum Reserve Riesling shows lovely, evolving lanolin and petrol notes, with beeswax and toast over a core of lemon curd, lemongrass and lime leaves. There is some honey, as well. This is a dry, light and expressive Riesling with tons of layers of flavor, as well as a long finish.
Louisa Rose selects this wine from the coolest hillside at Pewsey Vale, a vineyard first planted in 1847 and restored by the Hill-Smith family in the 1960s. She releases it five years after the vintage, when the wine has just begun to open. This 2010 is still youthfully austere, with a brisk, dramatic spiciness, a lime-leaf and mineral flavor that lasts. It should continue to mature over the next decade.
This release is always among my favorite Aussie Rieslings. Not only is the quality consistent, the price for a nearing-maturity wine makes it a winning value. It is smoky and toasty on the nose, showing off those developed aromas to good effect against a background of bergamot-tinged fruit. The round patina of age is balanced by great acid drive and a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2020.
Light straw-green; a classic display of Even Valley regional character on bouquet and palate alike, with lime and lemon aromas and flavours jousting each other for space; relatively speaking, should develop quite quickly.
Strikes a lovely balance between petrol, lanolin and toasted almond notes, with dry, vibrant lime and lemon meringue flavors. Fresh and focused, presenting a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2026.
Bright straw. Intense aromas of lime zest, quince, pear and herbs, with a dusty floral quality adding lift. Taut, penetrating and pure, with pungent citrus pith and orchard fruit flavors underscored by a zesty white pepper element. Becomes more floral with air and finishes on a clinging note of honeysuckle. Really impressive for New World Riesling.
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With an altitude varying between 485 metres and 500 metres, Pewsey Vale sits 250 metres above the Barossa Valley floor. The cooler... View More