The riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between Eden Valley and Keyneton. Produced from selected traditional Henschke Eden Valley growers, whose vines are up to 50 years old, growing in low-vigour ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. The Eden Valley riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Light straw-green; has that hallmark Meyer lemon and lime fruit of Eden Valley at its best; a lovely wine with an amicable, rounded mid-palate before the desired acidity appears on the finish. Rating 93 - Drink by 2019 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)
Where to start? It's racy and zesty, like good young riesling should be. The bouquet is like freshly picked flowers - all very appealing - and takes you to a fine boned wine of lime and citrus, with talc and mineral complexity. It's tight and sinewy, but has vitality and energy. Rick Allen, Manly Daily (NOV/2013)
….. Designed as an (relatively) early drinking representation of region, variety and season. It’s terribly difficult to describe this wine without using the word ‘delicious’. It’s so tangy and tasty and textural – and refreshing. You just want to hook straight in. Delicate lime and various florals and spice. Talc, too. Elegance plus. Tremendous drinking.Wine Front (NOV/2013)
There is a distinctive pebbly mineral character in this wine which brings a compelling complexity into the mix. The palate is long and intense with a slaty finish. A trace of citrus and floral character adds further to an excellent wine with a strong regional signature. Ray Jordan, West Australian (FEB/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with green hues.
A lifted nose of vibrant florals, white roses, frangipani and almond blossom, with zesty lime, bath salt and lemon citrus nuances.
The palate is focused with sweet, rich, ripe citrus and passionfruit flavours, beautifully balanced with fine acidity, and excellent length on the finish.
Excellent vintage, 10+ years (from vintage).