Penfolds Eden Valley Bin 51 Reserve Riesling 2012

Riesling from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 128997
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP91
  • WS90
  • WE90
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: 12.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw. Giveaway Eden Valley florals, notably apple blossom and jasmine with perfumed bath salts, lime juice and lemon pith rounding out the aromatics with just a faint hint of spice to finish. Forefront, flavors of citrus, principally lemon juice/pith direct a path to mouthwatering, slatey acid and a fine phenolic finish adding structure, texture and length.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling presents a beautiful nose of lemon curd, orange blossom, honeyed peach and lime leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it has a nice weight that bears a suggestion of texture and finishes long. Drink it from 2014 to 2020+."
91 Points

"Fresh, dry and appealing, balancing a fleshy texture against crisp acidity, offering lime and green apple fruit and hints of green peppercorn and flowers as the finish lingers."
90 Points

"Evaluating young Eden Valley Rieslings isn't easy, as they often don't show their full potential for several years. The 2012 Bin 51 is tight and linear, crisply focused and a bit one-dimensional at this age. But the lime-driven fruit is potent and the finish beautifully clean and long. It should develop well over the next 7–8 years or more."
90 Points

"Green-tinged straw. Spice- and mineral-accented aromas of citrus fruits, yellow apple and honeysuckle. Dry and linear on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering juicy orange and orchard fruit flavors and a refreshingly bitter quinine nuance. Closes tangy and long, with very good focus and lingering spiciness."
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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