Cyril Henschke developed the Henschke reputation for premium riesling wines as early as the 1950s from the vineyard areas of Eden Valley, Keyneton and Springton in the Eden Valley wine region. This region provides ideal ripening conditions for the riesling grape and has a unique track record of exceptional ageing potential for the variety. The Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. The wine is named after ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Pale straw-green; a supremely delicate and crisp riesling that will be transformed with 5+ years in bottle; if opened before then, find a sunlit terrace and enjoy it for what it is now, but don't burden it with food. Rating 94 - Drink by 2023 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale lemon with vibrant lime hues.
Delicate, fragrant, floral aromas reminiscent of a bowl of fresh flowers filled with citrus blossom, frangipani and lavender, entwined with mineral notes and a hint of green peppercorn and star anise.
The palate exhibits intense layers of lime juice, mineral and crushed rock characters, and while tightly wound, shows excellent depth with a long, crisp, dry and zesty finish.
Excellent vintage, 15+ years (from vintage).