In the Bottle
|Grape Variety||100% riesling grown in Eden Valley.|
|Technical Details||Harvest Date: 29 February-13 March Alcohol: 11% | pH: 3.07 | Acidity: 6.9 g/L ||
|Maturation||Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the wine’s delicate fruit characters.|
|Background||The riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between Eden Valley and Keyneton. Produced from selected traditional Henschke Eden Valley growers, whose vines are up to 50 years old, growing in low-vigour ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. The Eden Valley riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.|
|Cellaring Potential||Exceptional, 10+ years (from vintage).|
Vintage 2011. January 2012, Jetstar Magazine
This pale straw-coloured wine has subtle green hues, a lifted floral aroma of citrus blossom, lavender and musk with a palate of lemon curd and mandarin rind for a long, crisp zesty lime finish.
Vintage 2010. Septmeber 2011, Mike Frost, Courier Mail
There's floral and lime characters on the nose and palate of this Eden Valley white, with a mineral backbone and crisp acid finish. It's lovely by itself but would partner well with fresh seafood such as prawns or crab and should take a few years in bottle.
Vintage 2010. April 2011, Chris Shanahan
Pure, floral and citrus aromas and a zesty, dry palate, saturated with lemon and lime varietal flavours.
Vintage 2010. March 2011, West Australian
It was as near to perfect as a vintage can get in Eden Valley. A most delicate style with a pure fine acid and delightfully flavoursome fruit. There’s plenty of pineapple and zipply lime and lemon on the nose, while the palate is so delicate yet sustained to a very long finish. So drinkable. 92/100.
Vintage 2008. November 2008, West Australian
Despite the very hot conditions, this riesling has turned out mighty fine. Appealing, neat and crunchy with a lingering delicate palate.
Vintage 2007. November 2007, Canberra Times
It’s beautifully perfumed on the nose while the palate is clean and crisp with plenty of structure and zest from long-lingering acid.
Vintage 2006. December 2007, Winewise
The powerful floral-lime aromas translate to an impressive mouth filling palate which is very satisfying and well balanced by fresh acidity.
Vintage 2005. January 2007, Money Magazine
Delicate floral perfumes, alluring succlence leading to marvellous viscosity, minerally complexity and a lingering finish that is crisp and dry.
Vintage 2005. August 2007, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
Bright straw-green; a clean bouquet, then a palate with abundant citrus/lime/apple flavours. Rating 90/100.
Vintage 2005. 1 July 2006, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine
A new Henschke label, from the fruit of selected grape growers. Appealing lime-leaf, lemon-juice aromas; clean and vibrant. It's tangy, powerful and rich, with penetration and length. A very impressive debut…