Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling 2019/2022
Created in the 1990s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 captures many of the attributes of the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour. The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens another chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety.
An initial breadth of flavor (freshly squeezed lime and other citrus derivatives) – yet structurally remaining tightly defined. Round and generous. Soft (lacy) acidity conveys fruit, adding persistence, length. Great drinkability and great balance. Deceptively powerful. All augers well …
98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
95 Points - Huon Hooke
94 Points - Nick Stock
94 Points - Tony Love
93 Points - Tyson Stelzer