Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a text book riesling from Pewsey Vale, the Eden Valley and the 2020 vintage. A pale lemon colour in the glass, it has aromas of stones, florals and lemon/lime citrus. The palate is dry, with moderate alcohol, ripe fruit and is freshened by high linear acidity. This style of rieslingContinue reading “Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review”

Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions

I tasted today through five Australian new release chardonnays, all blind, with prices ranging from $22 to $68. The average quality level in Australian chardonnay is very good indeed if you are able to spend $20 or more per bottle. The cooler climate regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Orange shone more brightly than theContinue reading “Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions”

6 new release Australian whites

At the table today I tasted through six new release Australian whites, all completely blind. No price exceeded $22, although that was not known either. The average quality was very good and as usual blind tasting leads to a few surprises. Interestingly, the two wines with gold medal stickers on them (the first and third)Continue reading “6 new release Australian whites”

Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2014

The Mesh label has been with us for just a little over a decade, and is a collaboration between Robert Hill Smith (of Yalumba fame) and Jeffrey Grosset (of Grosset fame) intended to raise the status of riesling and the Eden Valley in South Australia.  The extraordinary quality of Australian riesling probably does need someContinue reading “Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2014”

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2012

Pewsey Vale’s 2012 riesling presents very well.  It opens to complex aromatics of lemon, lime, slate, stones and chalk.  The palate has high acid, a medium body and flavours reminding of lemon, lime, slate and lemon pith.  This is a good to very good Pewsey Vale release due to its length, complexity and true toContinue reading “Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2012”