2006 Pewsey Vale "The Contours" Riesling Eden Valley South Australia

SKU #1080308 93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Filled with vitality, this has subtle nuances of lanolin and yogurt around a vibrant core of lime and pineapple fruit, finishing dry, with impressive length. Drink now through 2023.—H.S. Inner quote mark

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Pewsey Vale’s 2006 The Contours Riesling displays evolving aromas of lime tart, lemongrass, beeswax and toast with a hint of almonds and chalk dust. Light bodied, dry and very crisp in the mouth, it offers an excellent concentration of earth, toast and warm citrus fruit flavors with a long minerally finish. Drinking very well now, it should continue to evolve and drink to 2021+. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

K&L Notes

The 2006 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling is a rich and intensely flavored wine. It has a still pale straw color with hues of green. Intense but restrained classic fruit aromas of lemons, with a hint white flowers, influenced now with the first sings of bottle aged toast and lemon grass. The palate shows great length and depth with limes, dried rosemary and a hint of lemongrass. The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity, which balances the flavor intensity.

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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/30/2011 | Send Email
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Apart from the quaintly hedgerowed Clare Valley, where New World Riesling reaches its pure, mineral-driven apotheosis, the Eden Valley offers its own emblematic wine in Pewsey Vale's "The Contours", a Museum Release marvel usually held back for around five years before any mere mortal can get their impatient paws on it. The latest version of this idiosyncratic beauty sparkled and shone in the glass, with hues of lemon grass and summer green, revealing a complex harbinger of aromas and flavors— river stones, wild flowers, honeycomb, lime petals, herbs and toast, ballasted by wonderful, precision acidity and cut. Patience for several years will unravel even more finesse and character from this elegant, slowly-developing, prismatic wine. Highly recommended!
Drink from 2011 to 2020

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