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RRP (750 mL)
$475.00
750 mL
$475.00
1 x 750 mL
$475.00

Overview

Overview

Created in the 1990s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 captures many of the attributes of the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour. The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens another chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety."

Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Eden Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 10%
Peak Drinking Now - 2026
Winemaker The Penfolds Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 points Andrew Caillard
94 points Tony Love
93 points Campbell Mattinson

Andrew Caillard MW

"Pale colour. Classic pure lime camomile aromas with herb garden notes. Well concentrated supple wine with lovely deep set generous pure lime, passionfruit, camomile flavours, extra-fine bitter chalky textures, mid-palate volume and long fresh indelible mouth-watering acidity. Finishes minerally with superb fruit persistency. Buoyant and delicious to drink with lovely richness and zip. Really can’t get much better than this. Will develop and unfold for years."

Tony Love

"We’ll hear this again and again about Vintage 2019: the quality over quantity equation is a telling mark of the year. This expression of EV Riesling embodies this story while transporting us into the orange spectrum of orchard flowers and with it a softer, generous style of citrus bite. It’s a pretty wine to start, floral powders and bath salts adding a perfumed feel to the aromas, while its mouth-watering feels suggest pith and chalkiness rather than biting acidity. The length feels naturally assured. Delicious."

Campbell Mattinson

"As expressive and bright as ever. Limes, lemons and florals, almost into sorbet territory. An itch of chalk, and only that. Squeaky clean. A rush to the fennel seed jar. In perfect shape and condition, as it always is. Not a problem, not a care."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Cheese
Cured Meat

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

When opened and swirled mandarin, lemon cordial and orange blossom aromatics are immediately unleashed. Acquiesces in the citrus spectrum - more so than manifesting Eden Valley’s archetypal floral aromas... a warmer-than-average growing season has left its imprint.

Upon closer inspection, hints of lavender talc, lychee and the faintest waft of cardamom spice. No doubting variety, style and region!

Flavours and Palate

A slightly fuller Riesling akin to the Bin 51’s of the early 2000’s, no doubt due to the drier and warmer 2019 Eden Valley harvest. Tempting flavours of lemon tea cake, apple strudel with jasmine florals and Tahitian lime leaf round out a palate nevertheless still enlivened by chalky acidity. ‘Softened’ and very approachable now. Recommend more immediate drinking, with medium-term Eden Valley Riesling cellarability.

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Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South Australia

Cool-climate Eden Valley is no lush farmland with gently undulating hills: its rugged, windswept terrain and steeply sloping gradients are peppered with rocky outcrops and gnarled gum trees. Eden Valley’s ancient soils and its varied topography nourish a range of distinctive, aromatic and elegant wines. Traditional grape growing in the region focuses on sustainability and authenticity.

The prevailing cool conditions slowed the growing season with flowering and veraison both delayed, in select regions it was two weeks longer than average. There were no summer heatwaves, with only a handful of days recorded above 40 degrees. Warmer

The Penfolds Team

The Penfolds Team

Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.

Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.