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2017 Helm Premium Riesling

Murrumbateman, NSW

The flagship release from one of the country's true Riesling experts, Ken Helm.

$43.00

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Brilliant wine... Benchmark stuff.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

It would be difficult to overstate just how important the "Ken Helm effect" has been on the Canberra wine scene.

As one of the region's pioneering winemakers, much of current plethora of extraordinary wines being produced in the area can trace their heritage back to this man. We have a lot to thank him for.

This is the top of the Helm Riesling totem pole. His Queen of Queens. The most intense, the most luxurious the most earth-shattering example of his pet variety that he can muster which is only released if the vintage is just right.

This is one of the country's most elite white wines, something that deserves some time in a cool dark place to really hit its straps. Having said that if you like young, powerhouse Riesling this will reward the patient and impatient alike.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The 'Classic' is already show and go in its youth, while the 'Premium' is akin to a litany of high citrus octaves, spicy undertones and a stone fruit melody yet to unravel across scales of juicy acidity and muscular personality. Palate-staining intensity, here. Lay it down!" - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

96Points
The Wine Front

"Brilliant wine. Immediate impact of inward concentration of citrusy flavours, green cruncy apple juice, spice, mineral-like sparkle. It’s needle-like across the palate too – tight, bright, fine, slicing with its freshness. Pristine wine of quiet power and mouthwatering deliciousness. Benchmark stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The wine is only released under the Premium black label if it reaches a quality benchmark. Since 2004 this style has collected 14 trophies at regional and capital city wine shows, and rave reviews from Australia's most respected wine critics.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.8%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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