2008 Pewsey Vale "Contours" Museum Reserve Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Gleaming pale green-gold; still a baby, its mineral components as strong as those of its citrus fruit; I'm starting to wonder about the ability of the '08s to throw off the effects of the vintage and burst into bloom. History shows that this will happen sooner or later; have faith
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The gorgeous, evolving nose on the 2008 The Contours Riesling is replete with notes of beeswax, honeyed toast and lemon curd over hints of chalk dust, shaved almonds and fresh hay. Dry and light-bodied, it has a good backbone of acid to support the intense, evolving citrus fruit and mineral flavors right through the finish with great persistence and harmony. Drink it now to 2022+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow. Citrus fruits, yellow apple, anise and honey on the deeply perfumed, mineral-accented nose. On the palate, sappy, concentrated Meyer lemon, pear and floral flavors are braced and lifted by juicy acidity and a hint of lemongrass. Chewy and focused on the long, incisive finish, with the mineral and orchard fruit qualities echoing strongly
Wine & Spirits
Just reaching an age where its secondary flavors are awakening to grapefruit, lemon pulp and pith, this light green-gold riesling bristles with freshness. It’s softer than the 2003 (above), with a creaminess that adds length and breadth to the flavors. Perfumed with earthiness, this wine’s combination of tension and harmony will hold it tight for years to come.
Fresh and zingy, with lemon and pineapple flavors in pinpoint focus, this remains frisky with acidity as the finish lingers. Already shows tremendous depth, and can develop further. Drink now through 2025.