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Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2008 Tasting Notes

Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2008 Tasting Notes

Wine reviewer Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week this week is the Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2008. Huon writes: ‘This is the alter-ego to Yalumba’s regular Pewsey Vale riesling. It’s a low-alcohol (9.5%), early-harvested, slightly sweet style from the same Eden Valley vineyard that yields the regular Pewsey Vale and aged Contours rieslings. It’s […]

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Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling 2007

Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling 2007

The wine of the week in yesterday’s SMH is the 2007 Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling. Huon Hooke writes: “This remarkable Tasmanian sweetie wasn’t out of place alongside $250 German and Austrian trokenbeerenausleses at a recent wine tasting, despite being less sweet. Great purity of aromas and good clean botrytis are its hallmarks. The aromas are […]

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Bay of Fires Riesling, 2007

Bay of Fires Riesling, 2007

Bay of Fires Riesling, Tasmania, 2007 Huon Hooke’s Wine of the Week in the SMH 19/2/07… Bay of Fires is the Tasmanian winery of the Hardy group; Fran Austin is the winemaker. This riesling is a thrilling wine that really leaps from the glass. It is fresher, more aromatic and livelier in the mouth than […]

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Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling, 2006

Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling, 2006

From Huon Hooke in this week’s ‘Good Living’ in the Sydney Morning Herald… If only more cool-climate Aussie winemakers would approach riesling this way and not be scared of a litle sweetness. Following the Germanic approach, this delectable (and unbelievably cheap) riesling has an appetisingly floral nose with slate mineral aspects and a tremendous combination […]

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