eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Peter Lehmann’s 2005 Wigan Riesling displays evolving aromas of lemongrass, lime leaves, preserved kumquat and fresh hay with an undercurrent of orange blossoms and crushed stones. Light bodied, dry and with a superb line of racy acidity, it offers mouth-filling citrus and mineral flavors and a long clean finish. Drinking nicely now, it should continue to cellar to 2018+.
- Country: Australia
- Wine Region: South Australia
- Wine Area: Eden Valley
- Wine Maker: Andrew Wigan
- Grape: Riesling
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Colour is vibrant lemon with green tinges. This multiple trophy winner from a stunning vintage shows classical Eden Valley lime juice with a hint of warm buttered toast. The palate is remarkably youthful with zesty acidity and a fine, mineral, dry finish. Named the Wigan, after PLW’s Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan, who has been involved in the making of every Riesling bottled under the Peter Lehmann label since the beginning, the Wigan Riesling is a testament to his success with Riesling within Australia and on the International Wine Show circuits. Lehmann has been rewarded spectacularly with our Reserve Rieslings gaining a reputation for being one of Australia’s great dry white wines and six times since 1991 declared ‘Best Riesling in the World’ at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. n . .
Tasted March 2008 - . Green gold. Lots of development – controversial? But certainly interesting. Going into the toasty stage already. An Australian would seize on this as being comfortingly familiar even if others might find it a teensy bit weird.
Regional Trophy Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards - Lime and toast underlay to a seamless concentration of lemon and baked red apple fruit. Incredibly fresh and dry, with elegance, flavour intensity and flinty minerality. A brilliant example with iconic style.
Brilliant green-straw; a great riesling in traditional dry style, the fruit hyper-intense, green lime and mineral notes wound around each other; excellent balance and length.
2007 didn’t produce South Australian riesling wines that shoot fireworks or laser beams from their eyes, for the most part, so expectation was mild. Still ultra fresh aromas, floral and citrus driven, but with musk, rose water and honeyed notes showing gentle maturity. Has a supple texture, soft, gently chalky acidity and drives with more citrus fruit, but with honeyed edges. There’s no great energy here, and flavours are ostensibly pretty simple, but it’s still vital and showing riesling in its great arc of potential with maturity. Finishes a touch chalky and with a notable squeeze of lime. There you have it.
Very mature for just five years in the bottle, this deeply complex and typically elegant riesling reveals a toasty, floral and waxy bouquet of lemon rind and lime backed by suggestions of melted butter and a whiff of smokiness. Sumptuous and smooth, with a pleasing length of generous citrusy flavour underpinned by a fine dustiness, it finishes fresh and refined, with a bright, tangy acidity,
This is the first time in Wine Taste history that any wine under $45 has achieved such a breathtaking score. After a line of more than forty new release Eden Valley rieslings from the spectacular 2012 vintage, it is preposterous to imagine that anything from the lesser 2007 season could compare, let alone trump all before it as the finest wine in the room. But such is the effortless magnificence of Wigan. This is a wine of stark contrasts: a brilliant straw-green hue at more than five years of age; stunning concentration of preserved lemons, mixed spice, baked granny smith apple and luscious butter, yet utterly taut, mineral, pristine, tense and lemon-zest fresh. Its line and length take it to the next level: nothing less than profound.
Selectormagazine.com.au - "The unanimous top of the tasting. Karl said he would have given a gold medal on the gorgeous straw-green colour alone! This five-year-old Riesling has a nose of bright ripe citrus along with toast, nectarine and a touch of slate. Generous and lively, it is still amazingly fresh and vibrant with a preserved lemon fruit core and fantastic lime flavours. Perfectly balanced and capped with a long toasty finish. Divine. "
The grapes were picked early & fermented cold in stainless steel tanks. Following a 2 week fermentation period, the wine was clarified and bottled immediately before being cellared at the winery for 5 years prior to release.