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2016 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

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RRP $26.99 per bottle

Our Price $22.99

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$275.88 (12 x 750ml)

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Each year we eagerly await the latest release from Pewsey Vale, it’s not just the site and the resulting wine that’s so special, but the special touch it receives from winemaking genius Louisa Rose. This slice of Eden would have to be considered one of Australia’s best sub $20 Rieslings and that is a ludicrously low price to pay for such immense flavour. It’s rich and has a fruit intensity of limes with notes of talc and pebbles while the palate is all about lemon and lime. It’s crisp and refreshing with gentle natural acidity filling out the finish. It will cellar well but drinks superbly in its youth.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2016 Vintage) says
It’s a delicious young riesling. Lemon, lime and slate flavours rush straight and direct through the palate, aided though by a smidgen of textural softness. There’s almost a kaffir lime leaf character here. It’s hard to tell how this will age – it seems so up-and-about now – but as a young wine it tastes terrific.
2016 - 2022+
93
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
Yes. Makes a very enticing pitch. Floral aromatics, limey palate, input from bath salt and spice notes, and the epitome of purity to close. Mid-level intensity but upper-level length. In a good place.
2015 - 2025
93
Tyson Stelzer (2014 Vintage) says
One of the greats in the lineage of Pewsey Vale, with a low-cropping season producing impressive intensity, great persistence and excellent acid line, yet with the expansive body and textural mouth feel to make it engaging from the outset.
WBM Reviews September, 2014
94
Ralph Kyte-Powell (2013 Vintage) says
An Australian classic and a bargain. Archetypal, delicate Eden Valley Riesling aromas suggest blossom, lime-lemon, spice and an interesting smoky note. The palate is plump, yet steely structured, with pithy citrus flavours and a lingering, fine finish.
94
Jeremy Oliver (2013 Vintage) says
Vibrant and tightly focused, this generous and finely balanced riesling has a faintly spicy bouquet of fresh lemon rind and line juice backed by a chalky, mineral note and lifted by the scent of white flowers. It's long, feisty palate of lime juice, pear and apple overlies a fine chalkiness and culminates with a brisk, tangy, lemony acidity.
2021-2025+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
92
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
2012 has given birth to a generous and powerful Pewsey, a wine in which outstanding fruit intensity and warm ripeness collide with pristine structure of poised acidity and fine-boned, chalky minerality. The ripeness is held in consummate check, with sensational definition of kaffir lime zest, white pepper, lime blossom and crunchy granny smith apples flowing seamlessly from start to finish.
Wine Taste Special Edition 87
94
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2027
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
The cool 2011 season has made for a generous and rich expression of this legendary, centuries-old vineyard, revived exactly 50 years ago. Red apple, kaffir lime zest, nutmeg, lemon juice and that signature minerality of this site. No complaints about an earlier drinking season.
2011-2015
Wine Taste - Edition 28
92
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A round, luscious riesling whose musky perfume of white flowers and lavender reveals a suggestion of tropical fruit. It's long, and generous, with a juicy, creamy presence of vibrant fruit underpinned by hints of funkiness and a powdery texture, finishing clean, soft and gentle, with a fine persistence of flavour.
2016-2019+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
The drink-now partner to the Heggies; long ageing style. Riper rose and musk aromas and lime in the back ground/tropical and more aromatic than Heggies.
2016
Rob Geddes MW
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
More of a European style than we are used to from Pewsey Vale, with more of a roundness, juiciness and spiciness of stonefruit flavour, plus more richness and complexity. Its delicate, floral scent of apple and pear shows a confident hint of oxidation, while the rich, apple-like palate is pleasingly long and slatey to finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
92
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Your lime juice and lily blossom pick-me-up is ready! The bargain white of 2010 is kicking around the shelves at half its true worth. One of Australia's most historic and famous rieslings at a price that has barely reached adolescence. Such a travesty, but I'm not complaining!
Wine Taste Special Edition 3
95
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
The drink-now partner to the Heggies; long ageing style. Riper rose and musk aromas and lime in the back ground/tropical and more aromatic than Heggies.
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
The glass closure is striking, but the contents even more so; made in a distinctly Germanic style, picked young to enhance natural acidity, and with residual sugar left to balance the wine's assertive acidity; green apple fruit with a lemony edge is refreshing, long, even and absolutely poised, exhibiting the winemakers rare talent for this variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Another very fine Pewsey Vale, this year fractionally riper. It's loaded with red apple and lemon blossom aromas and a pure palate of pear and apple fruit with textured minerality. It won't be a particularly long-lived Pewsey Vale, but it's fresh and lively for summer drinking so who's counting?
93
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
The drink-now partner to the Heggies (qv); long ageing style. A little riper, tropical and more aromatic than Heggies.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Exceptionally stylish and regional, with an open, fresh perfume of heady rose petals, lime juice, lemon zest and wet slate. Long, elegant and finely sculpted, its racy, vibrant palate of luscious, juicy flavour remains finely crafted over a chalky mineral spine, finishing with tightness and focus.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
95
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
The drink-now partner to the Heggies (qv); a long ageing style. A little riper, tropical and more aromatic than Heggies.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pale colour; lime and mineral bouquet; tight and dry palate, with chalky acidity to finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The highly successful outcome of several years experimentation, modelled on the Mosel (Germany) pattern; bright and intense lime juice flavours on the mid-palate yield to the crisp acidity of the finish, leaving the mouth fresh and thirsting for more.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
One of the standout rieslings from the Eden Valley in 2007, this shows fine lime juice aromas and very precise fragrant notes; it's finer than just about any other '07. Beautifully resolved as a young wine, it's super fresh and fragrant, elegant and distinctive. The palate fuses power and grace with concentrated pure lime juice flavour, quite ripe and long, building richness through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A delicate, musky perfume of lime juice and lemon precedes a fine, elegant and chalky palate whose lively, juicy citrusy fruit has a slightly candied aspect, but finishes with genuine length and clean, citrusy acids and perhaps a trace of sugar.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
The drink-now partner to the Heggies (qv); long ageing style. A little riper, tropical and more aromatic than Heggies.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Highly floral blossom aromas; marries elegance with power from the alcohol, but does seem to shorten fractionally.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Delicate slightly candied aromas of apple, peach and lime juice precede forward and juicy lime, lemon and apple-like flavours that extend well down the palate over a fine, chalky chassis. It's long, generous and stylish, with plenty of regional elegance.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A fine, smooth and fluffy riesling whose delicate floral perfume of lemon rind and fresh tropical undertones precedes a moderately full palate of fineness and generosity. There's a juicy aspect to its lime juice and lemon rind flavours, which is underpinned by a typical Eden Valley tightness and chalkiness. Beautifully open, lively and stylish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean, crisp, mineral aromas with a hint of fruit spice; power and palate drive right through to a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Stylish and quite classy, with a baby powder and mineral aroma of lime juice and lemon rind. Long, racy palate whose citrusy fruit finishes with a refreshing mineral persistence.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Fine, moderately intense, flowery aromatics; gentle lime and tropical fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium straw-green; a crisp, dry bouquet with aromas of spice, apple and mineral, the palate more generous and ripe than the bouquet suggests, with nice balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a clean bouquet with herb, lemon, lime and a hint of spice is followed by a lively, fresh and intense palate with lime-juicy fruit and slight touch of CO2.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
91
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Bright, light green-yellow; a crisp, clean bouquet with distinct herb aromas together with lime. The palate follows on logically, crisp and clean, with herb, mineral and an underplay of lime flavours; tight structure. Should develop very well.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
87

winemaker's notes

Delicacy, finesse and intense lemon and lime characters are the hallmarks of this well-balanced wine.

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 2016 is a classic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling, showing the flavours we consistently see each year from this amazing single vineyard. This wine shows intense aromas reminiscent of fine dried herbs, white flowers, lemon and lime fruit. There is great length and depth with limes, fresh rosemary, white pepper and a hint of tropical fruit . The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity which balances the flavour intensity and a minerality that will reward medium to long-term cellaring. Enjoy on its own, or with fresh oysters, seared scallops, Thai beef salad or salt and pepper squid.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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