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97 Points
96 Points
96 Points
5 Red Star Rated Winery
Henschke Julius Riesling 2023

Henschke Julius Riesling 2023

97 POINT RATED THE REAL REVIEW & 96 POINT RATED JENI PORT & ANDREW CAILLARD MW

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Customer reviews
Why to buy:

  • 97 Point Rated Stuart Knox The Real Review 

  • 96 Point Rated Jeni Port Wine Pilot

  • 96 Point Rated Andrew Caillard MW The Vintage Journal 

  • Previous Vintage 97 Point Rated James Halliday Wine Companion 


Specifications:
Vintage: 2023
Source/Region:

Eden Valley, South Australia 

Grape Variety: Riesling
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 2037
Bottle Top: Stelvin
Alcohol Content: 12.00
Standard Drinks: 7.10
Rating: 97
Tasting Notes:

Pale gold with lime green hues. Intensely perfumed aromas of citrus blossom, freesia and Kaffir lime leaf, with notes of jasmine and delicate hints of fresh almond and thyme. The palate is rich and concentrated with lemon zest, finger lime and lime sherbet leading into a textural mid-palate. Crisp and refined acidity provides laser focus for a long, powerful finish.


Technical:

While the winter of 2022 saw average rainfall, the latter part of the year brought cooler and above average wet weather. This led to poor flower set and encouraged the spread of downy mildew. A hail flurry on 23 January caused some damage to the green berries, which became sites for botrytis infections later during ripening. The cool lead up to vintage resulted in a slow ripening period, allowing for great flavour development and acid retention. Rainfall during harvest encouraged the growth of botrytis, but careful hand selection during picking delivered good quality fruit. Despite the challenges, the 2023 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines with riesling, semillon and shiraz the standout varieties.


Accolades & Awards:

97 Point Rated - Stuart Knox The Real Review
"Very pale lemon with hints of lime at the core. Lime zest, cracked quartz and talcum aromatics. Tight and focused on entry with both lime zest fruit and quartz minerality vying for dominance. Acidity drives it to amazing lengths. Purity and focus riding the wave, carrying a level of tension that sets it apart. An outstanding vintage of this wine."

96 Point Rated - Jeni Port Wine Pilot
"Not the easiest of Eden Valley vintages, 2023 was the kind of harvest that sets the experienced and astute wine producer apart. Rain at vintage is rarely a good thing but the arresting purity of Julius 2023 Riesling shows it was unaffected. Indeed, it remains lifted, fragrant, seamless, bright, intense and taut. In other words, it is up to the usual Julius high standard. Concentrated spring flower and wild floral scents envelop the senses with bright grapefruit, lemon, lime and an exotic sprinkle of Thai basil and green papaya. Bright, firm acidity nearly steals the show on the palate as it brings together a solid purity of Eden Valley fruit expression in bergamot, ginger and herbals against intense lime and citrus. Grabs your taste buds and takes them for a superb Riesling ride, but the best is surely yet to come. This Riesling sings out for further time in bottle."

96 Point Rated - Andrew Caillard MW The Vintage Journal
"Pale colour. Intense grapefruit, tonic water, lemon curd aromas with hint verbena notes. Well concentrated grapefruit, lemon curd, lime cordial flavours, fine loose knit chalky textures, very attractive mid plate volume and fresh cutting acidity. All the elements in excellent balance. Keep for a while as it has great cellaring potential."