2011 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Wine & Spirits
Tight and flinty, this wine needs several years of bottle age to soften and develop. The texture is lithe, the flavor packed with lime and crushed stone. Restrained, almost severe for the moment, this should plump up with age.
*Top 100 Wines of 2012* Vibrant, bracing and compelling, this white aims pear, pineapple and lime flavors straight to the palate. Persists impressively on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
Some straw-green colour development; overall, has rich and riper aromas and flavours than most from this vintage, making the wine ideal for immediate drinking, although it is in fact bone dry.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Riesling offers a youthfully muted nose of lemon peel, kumquat and green apples with hints of chalk dust and peach blossoms. Dry and light to medium-bodied, the palate has plenty of tension and nervy, tight-knit flavors marked by crisp acid and a long finish. Drink this one 2013 to 2021+.
*Editors' Choice* Punched up aromas of lime sherbet, talcum powder and apple blossom only tell part of the story. This is a concentrated wine with a firm backbone of acid that shows off the intense citrus character, plus hints of crushed stone and underripe peaches. Drink now-2020.
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Rieslings are approachable wines renowned for their delicacy, finesse and intense lemon and lime characteristics. Grapes are left on the vines to achieve their full ripening potential, made possible by the cooler harvest conditions at the high altitude. Like past vintages, this shows high levels of well-balanced acids that greatly contribute to the extraordinary potential of these wines and their pure deliciousness! (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood)