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2016 Henschke Julius Riesling

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Henschke continue to amaze us with their broad portfolio of wines, each one showing immaculate detail thanks to careful viticulture and winemaking. This Riesling is a mark of respect to ancestor Julius who was a sculptor and artist. And what a beautifully sculpted Riesling this is, showing lime zest and spice as well as fragrant florals. The palate is limey and zingy with good texture and a crisp, clean finish. Some fresh oysters or delicate blue swimmer crab would harmonise well with this wine.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Bright, pale gold with vibrant lime hues. Lifted aromas of citrus blossom, kaffir lime leaf, bath salts and lime zest, with hints of stone fruit, lemongrass and green peppercorns. Intense and focussed, the palate shows concentrated flavours of zesty lime, ripe citrus and green peppercorn, supported by a pure, clean line of refined acidity and minerality, for a long, tight finish.

Cellaring potential: Exceptional vintage, 25+ years (from vintage)

Alc/vol: 11.5%

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2016 Henschke Julius Riesling

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James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
A celebration of Eden Valley riesling, starting with the fragrant, perfumed flowery bouquet, finishing with mouthwatering acidity. In between, lemon, lime and green apple make a flavour mosaic, its patterns never ending, all joining seamlessly. Prodigious length. Great value.
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