HENSCHKE JULIUS EV RIESLING
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 wine is named after ancestor julius henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.
A benchmark vintage of Julius that will go down as one of the greats. Right now, though, it is still a baby showing a pale, almost watery, colour with a greenish tinge. Aromatics are powerful, yet focussed with a captivating exotic edge evidenced by layers of citrus, pear and guava. Great precision follows on what is currently quite a closed and savoury palate with stony minerality and citrus notes driving to a long, fine and detailed finish. A super wine that is a fantastic drink now and will only get better for some time to come.