An intensely layered yet delicate Riesling with, depth and length following up with a crunchy/crisp acid finish.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
A classic traditional Australian riesling, pale in colour with a faintly yeasty, crisp lemon and apple scent and a clean, dry but smooth palate. Bracing and balanced, it has terrific intensity, line and length. Superb drinking now and to at least 2020.Rating 93 - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (22/MAR/2011)
With the 2010 vintage outstanding for Eden Valley Riesling, it makes perfect sense that the Henschke family has turned out a stunner. Julius opens pure and spicy on the nose with smells of citrus, lemongrass, ginger and summer flowers, while in the mouth theres terrific intensity of limey fruit, ample framework and terrific line and length.Matt Skinner, Sunday AGE (05/DEC/2010)
Named after ancestor artist and sculptor Julius Henschke, this comes from a single-vineyard site, planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock, ideal for white grapes. A near-perfect evocation of the Eden Valley, with an almost wanton display of lime, lemon and a whiff of passionfruit; the line and length are of the highest quality, the citrussy acidity of the finish likewise.Rating 96 - James Halliday, Weekend Australian (13/NOV/2010)
This years Julius shows all the classic bath powder fragrance and minerals of the Eden Valley and plenty of breezy fresh citrus. The palates fine and crisp acid crunch and a long, crisp finish.Rating 93 - Nick Stock, WBM (01/NOV/2010)
Henschkes wine leans more to rieslings floral side, with a slightly rounder, softer palate than the Clare version. But its a wine of great depth and with proven cellaring potential.
Chris Shanahan Sunday Canberra Times(19/SEP/2010)
Very fresh and reserved, this riesling is beautifully made, expressing the florals and acidity of Eden Valley very eloquently.Outstanding - Lester Jesberg, Winewise (01/NOV/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with green hues.
The nose displays intense lemon and lime zest, green peppercorns and distinct minerality, with lifted floral notes.
Concentrated lime flavours accented with cardamom spice. The textured mid-palate leads to a long, crisp, clean finish.
Excellent vintage, drink now to 2025.
The Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock, with patches of clay. It has been named in tribute to ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage (no oak or tank maturation) to preserve the wine’s fruit characteristics.