Aged Riesling is so different to its young counterpart, with much more weight and richer tastes coming through. Instead of the expected fresh lemongrass, we tasted candied lemon with rosemary and instead of a crisp finish, there was a lingering of lavender honey on the palate. This wine was also wonderfully toasty, which gave weight to the myriad of flavours that mingled together beautifully.
This wine is drinking brilliantly now, but could still develop over another 7 or so years. Cork-lovers look away now because the consistency of this aged wine is because it is under screw cap, creating a perfect seal so that the wine won't be affected by taints associated with cork. This allows for pure bottle aging, which is why the light, fresh Riesling tastes not only remain evident, but mature into richer depths.
If you love a young Riesling in Summer, try an aged one in Winter and if you are in any way disappointed about it, give me a call and I will come and take it off your hands!
Website: Pewsey Vale