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2017 Helm Classic Riesling

Murrumbateman, NSW

Arguably Canberra's most loved Riesling, in fine form.

$29.00

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Brilliant drinking now, has a grand, grand future too.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Ken Helm is one of the most iconic names in all Australian Riesling.

Considered “Canberra's best producer of riesling” by James Halliday he was one of the pioneers for this variety in the region and has been one of the big players in the cool climate wine revolution.

All about fruit purity and concentration, this is a benchmark for the Canberra Riesling style which has become so famous.

It has already received 94 points from Ned Goodwin MW and without a doubt is an exemplary wine to mark its 40+-year long history.

Riesling fans, Helm is a name you need to know!

About Helm Wines

Helm is one of the biggest names in Canberra wine.

Owner and founder Ken Helm AM has been one of the Canberra region's most important vignerons for over thirty years. Founded in 1973, Ken is the fourth generation of his family to go into wine production. His family roots extend back German vinedressers from the Rhineland, the Riesling love runs in his veins.

He is now passing the torch to his daughter Stephanie.

Specialists in Riesling and Cabernet, they are considered a benchmark producer in both varieties. They are one of NSW most esteemed producers.

Wine legend, Ken Helm
Wine legend, Ken Helm
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our Classic Dry Riesling is made from grapes sourced from the Helm estate and neighbouring vineyards within the valley in which the Helm winery is situated.

The Helm estate vineyard contains the oldest Riesling vines in the Canberra district—planted in 1974. 

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Despite its youth, this expression feels downright relaxed and juicy; counterpoint to the rigidity of the cuvee from Orange. Cumquat, nectarine and apricot stream up the nostrils. Talc and citrus, too, fill the rear. Dry and tactile, this is a pleasure to drink. Full of pulsating juiciness pulled long and wide across the senses." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

94Points
The Wine Front

"Such an appealing wine here. Lemon-lime scents, faint nougat-oatmeal yeasty character, piercing and pure, drives across the palate with incredible velocity and vitality. Dart-shaped and slender, fine boned yet has an inherent juiciness. Crystalline, tangy finish. Brilliant drinking now, has a grand, grand future too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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