Monday, June 28, 2021

Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51

2016 Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51...$39.99
Very strong floral character on the nose — typical of Eden Valley — with lemon blossom and white-rose perfumes; the aromas are engaging and ever so pretty. The palate, meanwhile, has a succulent, tangy and elegant feel to it. Fresh pear and apple flavors sing out in a chalky textural setting, the acidity is servile, and this holds pure and even, all the way to the balanced, lemon-citrus finish. Drink now or hold until 2022 for some smoother, aged character.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51...$39.99
An expressive and ripe wine that moves through citrus and into peach/nectarine stone fruits, sweet-smelling jasmine-like florals and background minerals. The palate has a smoothly rendered, concentrated and fleshy feel to it, deeply ripe kumquat and mandarin fruit flavors, and plenty of weight. Drink now
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2018 Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51...$39.99
Super tight and flinty aromas with a burst of lime and pithy grapefruit and plenty of spicy spark. The palate is taut and succulent, showing slightly chalky texture and lime, apple and green-pear flavors, delivered with power through the finish. Prominent acidity. Drink now, but better as a 5 to 6-year-old wine.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
Classic lime sherbet notes mark the nose of the 2018 Riesling Bin 51. It's leafy and fresh, then folds in hints of riper fruit on the palate, such as peach and pear. Crushed stone and wet moss give it a firm grounding in the earth as well. Crisp, lean and long, it shimmers with positive sunshine and energy, vibrant and lingering on the finish.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
The light gold colored 2018 Riesling Bin 51 is another high-quality white that has both freshness and richness. Honeyed lime, orange blossom, and wet stone-like notes all give way to a medium-bodied Riesling that has plenty of heft and richness in its fruit that’s balanced beautifully by its racy acidity. Clean, crisp, and dry on the finish, it’s going to sing on the dinner table and should have a long life as well.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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