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.