Penfolds `Bin 51` Riesling 2012 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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Overview

Created in the 1990s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling captures the attributes of Eden Valley. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces Riesling with great finesse, elegance with a capacity for long term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class Riesling, with the Eden Valley at the very head of the field. In their youth, the wines possess focused apple/lime aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour. The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens a new chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety.

“When vintages like 2012 arrive we smile.”

“Could I suggest that we’ll be smiling for some years yet …”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Light, bright straw-green; there is an immediate cascade of lime and lemon blossom aromas on the bouquet, surging further on the striking palate, which is positively juicy. One of those rieslings that offer as much now as in the future. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)

The 2012 Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling presents a beautiful nose of lemon curd, orange blossom, honeyed peach and lime leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it has a nice weight that bears a suggestion of texture and finishes long. Drink it from 2014 to 2020+. Rating 91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (FEB/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw.

Aroma

Giveaway Eden Valley florals, notably apple blossom and jasmine with perfumed bath salts, lime juice and lemon pith rounding out the aromatics with just a faint hint of spice to finish.

Palate

Forefront, flavours of citrus, principally lemon juice/pith direct a path to mouthwatering, slatey acid and a fine phenolic finish adding structure, texture and length.

Food Matching

Blue swimmer crab with native ginger, pepper, soy, chilli and coriander.

Peak Drinking

Now – 2019.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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