#NWTW Week 1: The Verdict On Aussie Riesling

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Morning all, just waking up from a top evening that was my last dinner party as a free man! (I’m getting married not going to jail, just to clarify!).

So I drank the Peter Lehmann Estate Riesling from the Eden Valley, bought from Majestic Wine. I had a quick glass before dinner just to check it out. The smell was undoubtedly Riesling but that lime flavour jumped up too, as did an unmistakable almost metallic sniff too.

On the taste it was the lime that almost overwhelmed me. It was nearly very well balanced, the acidity was obvious, and the finish (how long the nice tastes last in your mouth) was pleasant and reasonably long.

Then we had it with the food. As soon as we had it with the strong oily mackerel and the sweet roasted peppers it all just made sense. It calmed the sourness of the lime right down and fit with the steely minerality perfectly.

Just under the red peppers was a layer of aubergine purée which added a great touch of richness to the whole thing

Just under the red peppers was a layer of aubergine purée which added a great touch of richness to the whole thing

Definitely one of those “only with food” wines, so I knocked off a couple of points just for that (maybe a bit harsh).  But get the food right and it was top drawer.  And for £8.49 you really can’t moan.

6/10

Cheers

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