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.
"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+."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
"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."
"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."
International Wine Cellar