Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2018
97 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD & 95 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY PENFOLDS BIN 51 RIESLING
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- 97 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD
- " SPECTACULAR EDEN VALLEY RIESLING" ANDREW CAILLARD
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
- 95 POINT RATED CAMPBELL MATTINSON
- 5 RED STAR WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY & WINERY OF YEAR WINNER
Unashamedly Eden Valley fruits – ID’d instantly! All regional riesling markers on display An array of florals – white spring flowers (jonquil), and hints of fresh lime.. Crushed mixed-stone gravel … not quite at talc stage. Yet Aromatically extols an undeniable purity, minerality and freshness! Very lime – citrus driven palate augmented by just ripe Granny Smith apple, cucumber granita and traces of juniper berry. A distinct chalky acid presence noted, yet ideally balanced so as not to intrude or distract. Admittedly a wishful second guess, but no reason to suspect why this palate shouldn’t remain intact over the next decade or three! Imminently drinkable.
97 Point Rated
Andrew Caillard MW
"Pale colour. Fresh rainwater, verbena, lime aromas with rose petal notes. Beautifully balanced wine with fresh lime, bitter lemon, grapefruit flavours, fine looseknit chalky textures, superb mid-palate buoyancy and long indelible yet quartz-like acidity. Intensely aromatic and generously flavoured with a really lovely core of pure fruit and clarity of line. A spectacular Eden Valley Riesling with geosmine-like energy and freshness. Will further develop with age. "
95 Point Rated
"Highly floral citrus/orange blossom; layers of juicy fruits; terrific chalky acidity gives shape and length to the finish."
95 Point Rated
"Bin 51 Eden Valley riesling is always served first at the annual Penfolds tasting and I pretty much always love it. This is a dry, slatey release. Lime leaf, spice and juice. Seriously dry finish. Statement territory, with the acid and flavour to match. Feels tight, chalky and exact. Length is there. I didn’t read any of the specs until many weeks after the tasting but, having now done so, I’m not surprised to see that it sits at the lower end of the alcohol spectrum for a Bin 51, and has the dry/acidic/tart personality to match, in a good way. In short, it’s a really good wine."
92 Point Rated
"Classic lime sherbet notes mark the nose of the 2018 Riesling Bin 51. It's leafy and fresh, then folds in hints of riper fruit on the palate, such as peach and pear. Crushed stone and wet moss give it a firm grounding in the earth as well. Crisp, lean and long, it shimmers with positive sunshine and energy, vibrant and lingering on the finish."
Bin 51 captures many of the attributes of the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing world-class riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour.
The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens another chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety.
Eden Valley, South Australia
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