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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling 2006
Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling 2006
(search item no. 93048)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Riesling is the classic grape variety of Germany and one of the earliest varieties brought to South Australia. 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.

These dry, food-oriented wines are clean and crisp and have the ability to age into delicious marmalade on toast flavors, due to the cool climate of the Eden Valley region. This region provides excellent ripening conditions for the Riesling grape and has a unique track record of exceptional aging potential for the variety.

The 2006 Julius Eden Valley Riesling is green gold in color. The nose is very lifted, floral and perfumed with rose petals, citrus blossom, lime/lemon zest, hints of slate and green peppercorns. The crisp, dry palate shows sweet fruit with rich flavors of lemon and lime, fresh acidity and excellent length.

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About Henschke:

The Henschke family have been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in Eden Valley in 1862. Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and single-vineyard wines, including the world-famous Shiraz wines, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone in the 1950s. Fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue are one of the most lauded winemaking teams in the world, and international awards recognize the complementary nature of their roles, Stephen as winemaker and Prue as viticulturist. To protect their vineyards for future generations they have implemented an inspiring nursery program to preserve the genetic heritage of their oldest pre-phylloxera vines as well as continuing to lead the way with organic and biodynamic principals to enrich their land.