Penfolds Thomas Hyland Riesling 2008
Riesling from South Australia, Australia
Thomas Hyland Riesling is made in an off-dry style and was sourced from the Adelaide region. The wine has spent a small amount of time on yeast lees, which has given the wine greater fruit concentration and a softer mouth-feel whilst maintaining freshness and natural acidity.
Australian Wine Companion - "Bright straw-green; has a highly aromatic, almost pungent, bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit, the emphatic palate following suit. The Adelaide Zone encompasses Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Clare Valley and Barossa Valley."
Wine Spectator - "Bright, tangy and juicy, offering a mouthwatering whoosh of lime blossom-scented pear and apple flavors, lingering effortlessly on the vivid finish. Drink now through 2014.—"
Penfolds Wines Winery
Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and 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 stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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9 ratings, 4 with reviews47/13/2012John Contreras - Chicago, IL23/31/2012
The Wine...Thomas Penfolds Hyland Riesling 2008...The scene...Enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the yard with the wife and having a glass of wine. A bit warm outside so the wine was nice instead of a beer but didn't like the bitter aftertaste that I experienced as I had another glass. Not a bad tasting wine but don't think I would order another Riesling like this one.24/29/201211/4/2012IB - San Diego, CA110/7/2011dalechmd - Sherborn, MA28/22/2011Erik Ostby - Chester, CT56/18/2011
- Light & Crisp
Sweet, yet still on the light side.Alma Leon Reveles - San Francisco, CA34/8/2011Love this wine, I first had it as part of a lecture. Needless to say I was very surprised to learn it retailed way under $20. Gorgeous bouquet, delicious. It's a steal.311/10/2010Again, a riesling that is being judged next to a god--Eroica. Solid flavors, but not to the depth of other rieslings. Good, but not as good... :)
- Fruity & Smooth
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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