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2012 Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling

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2012 Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling

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Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
The wizards at Peter Lehmann have again conjured the Eden Valley riesling of the vintage. They tell me they’re always concerned if Wigan performs well in the Barossa wine show in its youth, because its engineered to display its best to coincide with its release in four or five years time. They must have been more than a little nervous when this wine took out the trophy for the best current vintage riesling last week. It’s a worthy winner, more giving at this age than usual, true to the mood and intensity of the vintage. Wigan 2013 is a triumph of the season and a revelation in effortlessness of concentration, structure and persistence like no other in this drought vintage. A wine of inimitable and distinctive character of lime zest, anise, granny smith apple and freshly sliced fennel, with a beautifully poised, seamless acid line and refreshingly low alcohol.
Wine Taste Edition 127 2013
96
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Superbly long and seamless, beginning to reveal some toasty, smoky and oily development but retaining plenty of pure, primary flavour. Its waxy, floral bouquet of penetrative lime juice and lemon zest reveals a fresh mineral note while its long, fine and chalky palate bursts with pristine citrus flavour. Punctuated by a taut finish of nervy acidity, it's underpinned by a fine chalkiness, finishing with exemplary focus and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
96
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
This is the first time in Wine Taste history that any wine under $45 has achieved such a breathtaking score. After a line of more than forty new release Eden Valley rieslings from the spectacular 2012 vintage, it is preposterous to imagine that anything from the lesser 2007 season could compare, let alone trump all before it as the finest wine in the room. But such is the effortless magnificence of Wigan. This is a wine of stark contrasts: a brilliant straw-green hue at more than five years of age; stunning concentration of preserved lemons, mixed spice, baked granny smith apple and luscious butter, yet utterly taut, mineral, pristine, tense and lemon-zest fresh. Its line and length take it to the next level: nothing less than profound.
2012-2022
Wine Taste Edition 94
97
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Brilliant green-straw; a great riesling in traditional dry style, the fruit hyper-intense, green lime and mineral notes wound around each other; excellent balance and length.
2026
Australian Wine Companion 2012
96
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Very mature for just five years in the bottle, this deeply complex and typically elegant riesling reveals a toasty, floral and waxy bouquet of lemon rind and lime backed by suggestions of melted butter and a whiff of smokiness. Sumptuous and smooth, with a pleasing length of generous citrusy flavour underpinned by a fine dustiness, it finishes fresh and refined, with a bright, tangy acidity,
The Australian Wine Annual
95
Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
A jaw-dropping Wigan, from a restrained, classic Eden Valley vintage. This wine is on rails, such is its linear precision, driven by primary lemon fruit, lime zest and lime drops with great purity and youthfulness. The fruit focus and concentration are something else.
96
Nick Stock (2004 Vintage) says
The top riesling of the vintage from Lehmann, named in honour of their long-serving winemaker, Andrew Wigan. Superbly aromatic and very complete set of aromas, super-quartzy and flinty with gentle toasty development and dried lemon peel. Same goes on the palate: lovely, smooth, clean texture and varying shades of lemon flavour, finishing clean and crisp with a smouldering, flinty finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
96
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A profoundly intense, long and floral, sumptuous and luscious riesling with some development and excellent potential to develop much further. Heady floral aromas of lime juice and lemon are backed by nutty, waxy notes lanolin and buttered toast, with underlying suggestions; of musk and bathpowder. It's long, smooth and very intense delivering pristine citrusy fruit underpinned by a fine chalkiness, finishing long, crisp and tightly focused.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Gleaming green-gold; stacked to the rafters with luscious lime juice aromas and flavours, augmented by touches of honey on the mid-palate; tremendous length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
96

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