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2018 Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $30.00

93 Points James Suckling

Super tight and flinty aromas with a burst of lime and pithy grapefruit and plenty of spicy spark. The palate is taut and succulent, showing slightly chalky texture and lime, apple and green-pear flavors, delivered with power through the finish. Prominent acidity. Drink now, but better as a 5 to 6-year-old wine.

93 Points Wine & Spirits

The Penfolds team developed this wine as a potential white sibling to Grange, but chose Yattarna Chardonnay for that role instead. Bin 51 is a ripe style of Eden riesling, yielding layers of flavor in 2018 that run from deep tones of yellow plum skin and peach close to the pit up to high notes of tangerine. Rich enough to completely clothe its acidity, this is a complex wine with some cereal notes and walnut-skin savor in the end. The fruit makes it accessible now while the structure suggests it will benefit from aging for eight to ten years.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Classic lime sherbet notes mark the nose of the 2018 Riesling Bin 51. It’s leafy and fresh, then folds in hints of riper fruit on the palate, such as peach and pear. Crushed stone and wet moss give it a firm grounding in the earth as well. Crisp, lean and long, it shimmers with positive sunshine and energy, vibrant and lingering on the finish. 

90 Points Decanter

Since 1999, Penfolds has been making Riesling from High Eden vines over 60 years old. From a warm but exceptional vintage, the enticingly fresh, lime-dominant floral aromatics are accompanied by a refreshing spritz on the palate. Medium-bodied limey fruit has a crunchy apple bite for an appetisingly crisp, dry finish. One for ceviche and shellfish. Drinking Window 2018 – 2025

2016 Eroica Riesling Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

92 Points Wine & Spirits

In its camellia and fruit blossom scents and its mildly tropical expression of pear and apple flavors, the 2016 Eroica may not be the most complex riesling you’ll taste this year, but in its succulence and juicy purity, it may be the most satisfying, channeling a dose of lambent Eastern Washington sunshine.

91 Points James Suckling

A fresh and clean white with green apples, sliced pears and green mangoes. Medium-bodied, crisp and vivid.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2016 Riesling Eroica is a great success, offering up a fragrant but elegantly understated bouquet of peaches, white cherries, lychee and citrus blossom. On the palate, it’s light to medium-bodied, off-dry and stony, with mouthwatering acids and refreshing spritz. For the price, it’s hard to beat.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

High-toned lime zest, lime leaf, white peach, honeysuckle and mineral aromas lead to sleek, well-balanced stone fruit and green apple flavors in this wine. It’s delightful on its own, but would also shine at the dinner table.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Graceful and elegantly dynamic, with expressive lime, grapefruit and mineral accents that finish with vibrant acidity. Drink now.

2017 Eroica Riesling Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

93 Points Wine & Spirits

Subtle and complex as ever, the 2017 Eroica delivers on its best features (including price!) while introducing a few more. It is always an accessible wine, just off bone dry; this one starts off with lemon and dried pineapple scents, then yields more complex markers of petrol, wool and citrus. It feels balanced and bright, luminous in purity, with a mild phenolic bitterness that holds the sweet fruit aloft. A steal at $20.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice

Light aromas of flower, wet slate, lime and peach lead to off-dry fruit flavors. Vibrant acidity heightens the appeal. This wine still seems to be in its shell but has all of the stuffing.

90 Points James Suckling

This has a fresh-herb and pear-blossom nose with a stone-fruit, too. The palate has a fresh and steely texture with a sleek, pure and attractive finish. The sweetness is nicely judged.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Vibrant and expressive, with lime and grapefruit flavors, accented by lingering spice hints and an oily texture.

2017 Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $45.00

95 Points Decanter

Sourced from both younger and older vine parcels at 500m on sandy loam over gravel with some clay. It’s from a milder year with good rainfall, wed to classic, protective winemaking that’s produced terrific purity, persistence and perfume. Exotic lemongrass and kaffir lime notes mingle with fresh, zesty, juicy finger lime and crisp apple on a distinctly saline palate. It’s vibrant but focused, with a chalky finish and whetstone tang. Drinking Window 2018 – 2032

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Sourced from vines planted in the 1960s, the 2017 Julius Riesling features scents of lime blossoms and green apples. It’s medium-bodied and seems soft and round upon first glance, with hints of peach leading a lovely integration of fruit and acidity. While already charming, it appears to have the backbone to support a decade or so of aging.

93 Points James Suckling

A very citrusy riesling with lime and green apples, as well as more floral elements in the form of cherry blossoms and chalk undertones. Linear and taut on the palate with steely acidity and no shortage of green fruit. A finely spiced finish. 

91 Points Wine & Spirits

This is a fleshy, rich vintage of Julius, its scents of citrus blossom deepened by some smoky, vegetal tones. Julius typically begins to show itself six to eight years from the vintage; this wine’s stoniness and firm acidity suggest it will live for many years after that.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine sings a quiet tune of lime, flower blossoms, orange peel and talc. The talc continues on the palate in the form of a powdery texture and the delicate citrus flavors are enhanced by mouthwatering acidity

90 Points Wine Spectator

Vibrant and intense, offering a vivid mix of lanolin, lime and grapefruit flavors, with mouthwatering acidity and a lingering touch of orange blossom.