Wine of the week

Peter Lehmann Portrait Dry Riesling, Eden Valley 2012 $18

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The packaging of all Peter Lehmann wines has been revised, with the old art-label jettisoned and a fresh, modern design featuring a silhouette of the boss introduced onto all wines, with slight variations. It’s an improvement at the lower end, but the prestige wines no longer look special. Thankfully, the wines are still excellent. This is a lovely riesling: great value for money and showing Eden Valley finesse. The aromatics are clean and superbly floral; the palate is soft, fruity, balanced and clean, with a fairly dry but not austere finish. As the riesling dryness scale on the back-label shows, it’s almost dry. Drink now to 2019. 11 per cent alcohol. 92/100

Food: any simple, pan-fried fish – especially blue-eye, snapper, flathead or barramundi. Scallops and prawns served simply, too, and it can cope with a little spice.

Ranked #2 of 14 2012 Riesling tasted from Eden Valley

Price Benchmark: $22.89
Avg 92pt 2012 Riesling tasted from Eden Valley

Winery Rating: 90.5
Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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