Thank the folks at Pewsey Vale for aging this stellar wine five years before its release. The result is what Australian Rieslings aspire to become, a medium-bodied wine of uncommon elegance. Orange marmalade, honey and toast characters mingle easily yet finish crisp, long and completely dry. Drink now or hold through 2015, possibly longer.
It’s a rare treat when a winery bottle-ages a wine for you, but that’s exactly what’s happened here. The result is a top-notch dry Aussie Riesling that’s just entering its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for another 5–10 years. Slightly honeyed notes soften the intense scents of crushed stones, then pick up hints of tangerine on the palate. Replacing the…