Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Friday 25 November 2011

Peter Lehmann Classic Riesling (2010)

Barossa Valley, South Australia
11%, screwcap, around $13

Light straw in colour. With a nose of apples and white flowers. On the palate citrus notes shone through, with good line and balance. A nice match with Thai green curry. Just lacking the depth of flavour and fruit intensity for a higher score - 90.

The back label of this bottle utilised a 'Riesling Taste Profile' (pictured below). Created by the International Riesling Foundation 'to help consumers predict the taste in a particular bottle of Riesling'. To learn more about the profile click here.

The Riesling Taste Profile appears to be a useful guide to assist consumers to identify the style of Riesling that has been crafted. This Peter Lehmann Classic Riesling was marked 'medium dry', which was about right. I think its a great idea and I would love to see all Rieslings have this type of indicator on their back label.

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