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Henschke Julius Riesling

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2017

Henschke Julius Riesling

Riesling

Keyneton, Australia

Alc. 11.5 %

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$67.99
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$58.99
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Cyril Henschke developed the Henschke reputation for premium riesling wines as early as the 1950s from the vineyard areas of Eden Valley, Keyneton and Springton in the Eden Valley wine region. This region provides ideal ripening conditions for the riesling grape and has a unique track record of exceptional ageing potential for the variety. The Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. The wine is named after ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.

95 Points, James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Rich and layered, with a mix of Rose's lime and Meyer lemon fruit flavours. That the balance of flavours and length are excellent is no surprise given the alcohol, pH and titratable acidity are all text book. Hard work in the vineyard has paid off handsomely.

95 Points, Huon Hooke

The colour is pale and the bouquet captures potpourri, dried-flowers and yeasty notes, very typical of Eden Valley. It's light, delicate and dry in the mouth with intensity and refinement, the mid-palate quite generous. And just 11.5% alcohol.

95 Points, Campbell Mattinson Wine Front

Intensity is right up there. This explodes with pure riesling flavour. Lime, green apple, bath salts and lime leaves…florals too. It is 100% gorgeous right now. It extends electrically through the finish. It will take age as a certainty.

Awards:

Gold Medal 2017 - Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Silver Medal 2017 - The Drinks Business Global Riesling Masters

Look

Pale straw with green and gold hues.

Smell

Exquisite aromas of flowering citrus, concentrated white currants, lemons, limes and grapefruit zest, with hints of frangipani and green peppercorns.

Taste

The palate is pure and bursting with ripe limes and succulent white currant flavours, with layered mineral talc-like texture and pure lines of zesty acidity for a very long, fine, dry finish.

Pairing

Blue swimmer crab with salmon roe.

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