Smells dry even though a bit honied with floral notes and a hint of white pepper spice that accentuates a green, raw, bitter apple charter on the nose. Nicely balanced on the palate with almost a hint of tannin and some fine bitter apple peels up front that’s supported by bright acids. The mid-palate shows a touch of roundness brought out by the touch of RS left here and the fruit takes on some floral nuances on the back end. The finish is moderately long with a nice interplay of apple blossom, orchard fruit and a touch of lemongrass. 89pts.
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2009 Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Dry Riesling Barossa Australia 11% $17