2012 Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling

6 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $34.80 $34.80 | Cracka Rating: 4/511


Producer: Henschke Type: White Varietal: Riesling Region: Eden Valley, SA


RRP: $28.50
Our Price: $21.99 /Bottle
Sold in 6-Packs (750 ml)
Case Price: $131.94
2012 Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling CrackaWines Tyson Stelzer 95 James Halliday 95
  • Cracka Wine Rating80
  • Pale straw with green hues. An intensely fragrant nose punctuated with frangipani, white rose petal and citrus blossom florals, lime zest, mineral notes and a hint of green peppercorn. The palate shows concentrated pure sweet lime flavours; beautifully balanced with crisp acidity and minerality for a long, focused finish.
  • Tyson Stelzer says:

    2012 represents an outstanding vintage for Julius. Stephen Henschke suggests that in ten years time it will look much like the 2002 does now. There’s no question it will go down among the longest-lived under this label yet, thanks to a crystalline shard of lime juice that penetrates its core. High acidity defines a razor-sharp line of high voltage energy, elevating its lime blossom perfume and defining a finely poised finish of chalky minerality.

    Best Drinking: 2017-2032
    Wine Taste Special Edition 87
    95

    James Halliday says:

    Straw-green; lemon competes on equal ground with lime on the blossom-filled bouquet and brightly framed palate, slatey/minerally acidity balancing all that has gone before. A long future in store.

    Best Drinking: 2027
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    95

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    A very compete, stylish riesling of tremendous shape and elegance. Deeply perfumed, it's scented with white flowers, lavender, lime juice, pear and green apple skin backed by chalky nuances of spice and lemon rind. Long, gentle and tightly focused around a dusty undercarriage, its piercing flavours of citrus and fresh apple finish with clarity and brightness, with a racy cut of limey acid.

    Best Drinking: 2024-2030
    The Australian Wine Annual 2013
    95

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    2012 looks set to go down among the longest-lived vintages for Julius yet, thanks to a shard of crystalline lime juice acidity that penetrates its core. Finely poised chalky minerality lingers long.

    Wine 100 Reviews, April
    95

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    2012 represents an outstanding vintage for Julius. Stephen Henschke suggests that in ten years time it will look much like the 2002 does now. There's no question it will go down among the longest-lived under this label yet, thanks to a crystalline shard of lime juice that penetrates its core. High acidity defines a razor-sharp line of high voltage energy, elevating its lime blossom perfume and defining a finely poised finish of chalky minerality.

    Best Drinking: 2017-2032
    Wine Taste Special Edition 87
    95

    Mike Bennie says:

    One forgets, sometimes, just how good Henschke's trio of Riesling releases is. Then a wine like this, pristine, pure, citrus-meets-slatey, concentrated and so finely wrought, comes along and reinforces their excellence. A vivid, very fine example.

    Australia's Wine Business Magazine February
    95

    James Halliday says:

    Straw-green; lemon competes on equal ground with lime on the blossom-filled bouquet and brightly framed palate, slatey/minerally acidity balancing all that has gone before. A long future in store.

    Best Drinking: To 2027
    95

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    A very compete, stylish riesling of tremendous shape and elegence. Deeply perfumed, it's scented with white flowers, lavender, lime juice, pear and green apple skin backed by chalky nuances of spice and lemon rind. Long, gentle and tightly focused around a dusty undercarriage, its piercing flavours of citrus and fresh apple finish with clarity and brightness, with a racy cut of limey acid.

    Best Drinking: 2024-2030
    The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
    95

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    Substantial complexity with spring water, rose floral, honey suckle, fresh lime zest and varietal white tree fruit aromas. Mouth filling concentration with fresh long complex flavours offering white fruits, floral top notes, subtle talc and minerality and the youthful layered finish speaks of years of effortless aging to come. The acidity is not forced in this wine and the fruit has a lovely natural generosity.

    Best Drinking: 2035
    Rob Geddes MW
    94

    Nick Stock says:

    Lovely finesse is evident here. Reserved and savoury, quite minerally and stony at first, it makes a play into citrus territory. The palate has similar resolve, with bright, tangy acid crunch and a lingering acid tang that holds it long and on course. Should age nicely.

    Best Drinking: 2017
    Good Wine Guide
    93
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