Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 2008


The wine of the week in today’s SMH is the 2008 Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling.

“Peter Lehmann makes three rieslings: a cheapie Barossa riesling (about $11-$13) the Wigan Reserve (released a few years older) and this one, which is in the middle. It is always a smart wine and a tremendous bargain, the ’08 being right up to par. The aromas recall a bouquet of dried wildflowers – classic Eden Valley – while the taste is light-bodied, fresh and delicate with abundant flavour of great charm. It perhaps finishes a touch short but who’s counting? Clean, fresh and subtly fragrant, it’s a very gluggable dry white wine and an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of seafood dishes. Best now and over the next five or six year.

Food and wine pairing: Any pan-fried or steamed white-fleshed fish; also shellfish and crustaceans, especially prawns and oysters, and fresh goats cheese.

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