The nose displays delightful frangipani aromas with lime zest, green peppercorns and a distinct minerality. Dry, tight and racy on the palate with layers of intense lime zest and citrus blossom. Excellent texture and length.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
WBM, Penny Boothman (Australia), 01 Mar 10
"Restrained, distinctly mineral nose, with herbal edges. Soft lychee palate, gentle nectarine and apricot flavours, subtly interwoven to create nice complexity. Quite richly fruity and round but with elegant appeal from careful balancing acidity. Very long mineral finish with plenty of fruit."
delicious, Ralph Kyte-Powell (Australia), 01 Feb 10
"Eden Valley Riesling is one of Australia’s great white wines. Henschke’s version has a long history and it’s still one of the best. The 2009 vintage has lime, cinnamon, apple and floral aromas with a steely thread underneath. It tastes elegant and pure with deliciously tangy flavours that will benefit from bottle age to build extra dimension. A classic."
www.jeremyoliver.com.au, Jeremy Oliver (Australia), 12 Jan 10
"Tightly focused, long and linear, this fine and bony riesling has a spicy, floral, slightly estery and candied bouquet with some slightly pungent mineral notes. Underpinned by a fine chalkiness, it’s very subdued and complex, metering out fine layers of alluring fruit before finishing with lingering savoury qualities. "
QANTAS - The Australian Way, Toni Paterson (Australia), 01 Dec 09
"Oh, the joy of Eden Valley riesling. A classic style with a haunting fragrance, a mixure of sherbet and spice, lemon blossom and slate. Delicate and poised on the palate, with a crunch of acid and long, bone-dry finish."
www.winefront.com.au, Campbell Mattinson (Australia), 06 Oct 09
"I don’t think Henschke are certified biodynamic but they run their vineyards using biodynamic principles and preparations. This 2009 Julius Riesling has me quite enchanted. Yes it’s lovely. Refreshing, zesty, balanced and intense-enough - without ever threatening fatness. Spice and bath salts. Limes, of course. Nice length. Simply, a delightful wine. You’d be right to call it elegant. "
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale gold with green tints.
The nose displays delightful frangipani aromas with lime zest, green peppercorns and a distinct minerality.
Dry, tight and racy on the palate with layers of intense lime zest and citrus blossom. Excellent texture and length.