Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2019
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 0 out of 5 stars.
- 97 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD
- 94 POINT RATED TONY LOVE
- 94 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- 93 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON
A slightly fuller Riesling akin to the Bin 51’s of the early 2000’s, no doubt due to the drier and warmer 2019 Eden Valley harvest.Tempting flavours of lemon tea cake, apple strudel with jasmine florals and Tahitian lime leaf round out a palate nevertheless still enlivened by chalky acidity.‘Softened’ and very approachable now. Recommend more immediate drinking, with medium-term Eden Valley Riesling cellarability.
97 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
"Pale colour. Classic pure lime camomile aromas with herb garden notes. Well concentrated supple wine with lovely deep set generous pure lime, passionfruit, camomile flavours, extra-fine bitter chalky textures, mid-palate volume and long fresh indelible mouth-watering acidity. Finishes minerally with superb fruit persistency. Buoyant and delicious to drink with lovely richness and zip. Really can’t get much better than this. Will develop and unfold for years."
94 Points - Tony Love
94 Points - Nick Stock, James Suckling
93 Points - Joe Czerwinski Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Incredibly citrusy on the nose, the 2019 Bin 51 Riesling boasts an exciting mélange of tangerine, lemon, lime and grapefruit. Bottled just a week prior to tasting, it seemed to be suffering no ill effects, showing terrific balance and a lithe, medium-bodied feel on the palate, followed by a crisp, racy finish. One of the best Bin 51s I've ever tasted, it's approachable now but with at least a decade's worth of longevity."
93 Points - Angus Hughson
The 2019 vintage is a story of quality over quantity. Like the rest of South Australia’s growing regions, Eden Valley had a very dry winter and spring. These conditions continued through summer with hot and dry weather in January and February. The prevailing conditions resulted in one of the lowest yielding vintages on record. The resultant dry conditions meant there was no disease pressure. Riesling grapes exhibited terrific varietal character, with bracing natural acidity.
Eden Valley, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up until 2026|
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