2021 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 1961 Block - Eden Valley
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One of my favourite wines, sourced from the original Pewsey Vale block planted in 1961, the vine age gives that something extra to the Riesling fruit. Rich fruit flavours drive this wine and there is a certain delicate nature to it with a bone dry finish...surprising given how rich it appears.
This wine is pristine and intense with aromas and flavours of lemon myrtle and tea tree blossom. With crushed quartz minerality, it is evocative, seamless and ageless. The wine shows great tautness and line as a young wine that will delight early drinkers as well as those who put it in the cellar.
"I do love this wine, which is in some ways a reserve bottling of Pewsey Vale from the original 1961 plantings, although the history of the property goes back far further than that. There is a superb purity and aromatic energy to the wine with pear, green apple white flower aromas radiating out and wild ferments adding a slight savoury touch. Compact and focussed, there are layers of minerality with subtle jasmine tea, lavender and citrus pith flavours plus a gentle grip that adds heart before a long and more savoury finish. These is excellent length but it also feels far from its peak so try to put a couple away for optimal drinking."
94 Points - Angus Hughson - Wine Pilot