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   Pewsey Vale (Australia) Riesling 2006
Consistently a favourite of mine, winemaker Louisa Rose crafts this fine Riesling from selected parcels of grapes grown on the Pewsey Vale estate in the Eden Valley. The colour is a pale green/gold, and the nose is immediately alluring, marrying aromas of blossom, wax and minerals, with stony, schisty notes, to a fruitiness reminiscent of passionfruit and mango, but streaked with a vivid lime intensity. On the palate it is a very similar story, with that core of mineral, delicately salty and stony flavour cutting through expressive fruit, which is concentrated and intense on the mid-palate, with limpid suggestions of clear honey and nectarine juice but always given life and zest by mouth-watering citrus acidity. This is just delicious, beautifully made wine that can be drunk with total enjoyment now, or cellared for several years. 8.99, Oddbins Fine Wine, Free Run, Selfridges, Le Pont de la Tour, Reserve Wines, Berkmann, Everywine.