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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Penfolds Eden Valley Bin 51 Reserve Riesling 2000
Penfolds Eden Valley Bin 51 Reserve Riesling 2000
(search item no. 41988)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Light pale green with brilliant hues.

Nose: The bouquet shows excellent citrus and green apple characters typical of cool climate Eden Valley fruit. Complemented by a lifted floral rose petal aroma, the varietal Riesling is defined superbly.

Palate: Medium-bodied with intense yet delicate fine Riesling fruit flavours. Abundant citrus and green apple characters with a soft, clean and crisp finish.

Serving and cellaring suggestions: This wine is enjoyable drinking now but will gain complex honeyed, toasty characters that exemplify fine aged Rieslings when cellared for many years.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.