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Pewsey Vale ‘1961 Block’ Riesling
Oh yes, this Pewsey Vale 1961 Block Riesling 2022 is the purist’s champion. A megastar Australian dry Riesling, but without the profile (that it deserves).
Soured from the original, contour-planted 1961 Block on the Pewsey Vale Vineyard, there is this immense wall of dry limey power that seems limitless. Yeah, I know, a wine like this is playing to my bias for steely dry whites, but it’s impossible to deny the wave surge of minerally (hate that word, but it’s the only way here) citrus fruit that still looks like it was picked just a few months ago (rather than a year and a half). A megastar I tell you! And ridiculously cheap. 95 points - Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
With vines planted between 1961 and 2010 at close to 500m elevation in the Eden Valley, Pewsey Vale is a pretty special place. It always seems to be a site that can coax the very best out of the riesling grape. Pristine characters of freshly squeezed lime and lemon fruits with a blast of crunchy green apple and hints of crushed quartz, Christmas lily and lighter wafts of marzipan and petrichor. Detailed and precise, the fruit rides on rails of minerally acidity, setting a cracking pace across the palate before finishing pure and true. Great stuff. 95 points - Dave Brookes, James Halliday Wine Companion
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