Penfolds Eden Valley Bin 51 Reserve Riesling 2008

Riesling from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 97067
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH95
  • WS91
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 11.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

At release - pale white, with a concession of a green rim. The nose reveals typical Eden Valley aromatics of lifted orange blossom and freshly diced pink lady apples. The palate brims with alluring fruit flavors of blood orange, passionfruit and lime leaf, balanced with a natural zesty lemon acid. This is a tightly structured wine, appealing to drink now, yet it will offer a tempting alternative in 5-7 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Potent bouquet promising the intense lime juice and apple flavours which emerge on the long palate; has some minerally notes on the finish and aftertaste. A seriously good riesling."
95 Points

"Dry and bracing, with explosive fruit flavors that pour on layers of pear, apple and lime character that sail happily on through the long finish. Drink now through 2018. 700 cases imported. "
91 Points

"Light, bright yellow. A complex bouquet displays lemon, tangerine, talc-y minerality and jasmine. Racy on entry, showing a strong citrus character, but quickly takes a turn to deeper pear and melon. Nicely balances sweet and tangy fruit qualities, with very good finishing clarity and spicy persistence. Give this some air."
90 Points

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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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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