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Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

It's a bit of an unheralded wine is the Penfolds Bin 51. Not for want of trying, but just because the Penfolds Chardonnays and the whites get much more love. Everyone is missing out though, for this quite ripe style of Eden Valley Riesling is pretty clever, the mid palate quite generous and the acidity clean and refreshing. Perhaps not classic but certainly an open wine with loads of flavour.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Appearance: Pale straw.

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

Cellaring: To 2022.

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Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
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.
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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Bin 51 contrasts intense fruit concentration with a refined and honed acid line, persevering long into the finish. Lime zest, lemon juice and crunchy red apples are the themes here, with subtle hints of mandarin blossom generosity and a backbone of chalky mineral texture.
2012-2014 or 2017-2022
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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
A strong, austere and steely Riesling whose bright, spicy aromas of apple, pear, lime juice and white flowers reveal a faintly chalky, mineral background1 It?s sumptuous and mouthfilling, with a deep core of pristine fruit extending long down its chalky palate towards a finely balanced finish of intense fruit, acidity and texture1
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014

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