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2016 Henschke Peggy's Hill Eden Valley Riesling

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If there’s one name in Australian wine that stands tall in terms of quality, it’s the family winemaking team, Henschke. Prue the viticulturist and Stephen the winemaker proudly create wines that have a purpose and taste of place. In this case the place is the Eden Valley, one of the best spots in the country for growing Riesling. From 50 year-old vines on Cambrian soils this Riesling shows sweet floral aromas as well as lemon and lime and rose petals. A structured palate, that’s all about essential citrus flavours and a core of acid, lending not just length but impeccable balance. Oysters beware - prepare to be shucked in honour of this great wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw with lime hues. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of citrus blossom, frangipani, lemon and lime zest with hints of musk and stone-fruit. The palate shows intense lime juice and fresh stone-fruit flavours, complemented by steely minerality and beautiful acidity, for a long, fine crisp finish.

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2016 Henschke Peggy's Hill Eden Valley Riesling

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Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
Eden Valley Riesling at its friendliest. Spotless white with floral aromatics leading you towards a delightful palate. There’s nothing not to like about this wine. Slate, apple and lemon/lime/rind notes have plenty to say.
2015 - 2022
Huon Hooke (2015 Vintage) says
Palish colour and a subtle, dried flower bouquet aroma, the palate is juicy and fresh, fragrant and deliciously regional with that distinctive Eden Valley 'dried flower arrangement' bouquet. There's a subtle lick of sweetness which lifts and enriches the palate, which is thereby soft and nicely textured. Length is moderate.
2016 - 2026
Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
eggy’s is the precocious and approachable alter ego to Henschke’s long-lived Julius, and in 2013 it fits the brief precisely. It’s pretty, fragrant and effortlessly balanced, with mid-palate generosity making for immediate appeal, and a long, honed finish keeping things appropriately taut and lively. Soft phenolics provide balanced grip under a profile of lime zest and pepper, with an air of fragrant lemon blossom.
Wine Taste Edition 127
Mike Bennie (2012 Vintage) says
Though the wine feels somewhat restrained, there's an inherent juiciness and come-hither drinkability expressed in its juicy profile with citrus pith and lemongrass zing in the miz; the wine excels for floaty floral aromas, lick of flintiness and big refreshment factor
Australia's Wine Business Magazine February
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the alcohol reflects early picking to retain maximum acidity, not the retention of residual sugar; lime, apple and scented bath talc are seamlessly joined on the fragrant bouquet and long palate alike; a great vintage also played its part in demonstrating the sort of value Riesling can provide.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Shapely and generously flavoured, with a penetrative fragrance of lemon sherbet, white peach, white peach and a hint of mineral. It's bright and juicy, with a long, tangy presence of fresh apple, peach and lemony fruit underpinned by a fine, chalky spine. It finishes with a faint sweetness neatly balanced acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
An elegant, gentle and chalky riesling scented with lime juice, fresh apple, peach and pear and lifted by a whiff of fresh white flowers. Long, fine and dusty, with a pleasing length of fruit underpinned by a faintly mineral, chalky backbone, it's wrapped in a fresh acidity, finishing with shape and brightly lit fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
It was as near to perfect as a vintage can get in Eden Valley. A most delicate style with a pure fine acid and delightfully flavoursome fruit. Theres plenty of pineapple and zippy lime and lemon on the nose, while the palate is so delicate yet sustained to a very long finish. So drinkable.
The West Australian, 2011 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This has plenty of fruit on offer up front - very fragrant and perfumed - with a wealth of lime and apple fruit; some sweet herbal accents too. The palate sits in the apple and pear spectrum and has a soft, chalky texture. More for early drinking, this one.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Offers a mix of floral blossom and spice on the bouquet, moving on to a classic lime and lemon juice palate; already revealing some of its wares.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Powerful, deep aromas and flavours; a mix of ripe tropical fruit and an edge of lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Apple and spice aromas; good overall depth of flavour, and ample length.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a clean bouquet, then a palate with abundant citrus/lime/apple flavours, the Achilles heel lack of focus and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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