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Monday, 10 February 2020

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2019

Clare and Eden, two perfect names for daughters that may never come to be - sharp of wit, and longevity. Contrived, maybe. But nonetheless two Powerhouse regions - being Clare and Eden Valleys of course - when it comes to Riesling in an Australian context

This Pewsey Vale, part of the broad Yalumba/ Hill-Smith portfolio, from the get go enticing and of an alluring perfume. Floral, more by way of Jasmine and with a scent of lavender in the mix, typically I think lime for Eden Valley, yet I’m not seeing so much of that here. Shows how lazy one could be tempted to be with regional identifiers.

Unmistakable acidic profile, sharp and probing into the various reaches of the palate - the citrus certainly evident here, preserved lemons along with grapefruit acidity certainly freshening things up. Has a slippery feel to things too, again an observation and a differentiator to the many line and length, zip and zest offerings that can be found. Perfect Summer drinking. Seared scallops with preserved lemon all day long. 92 

Tasted on: Friday 10th January 2020
Source: Sample
Price: $26
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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