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2017 Helm Premium Riesling

Murrumbateman, NSW

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

HIGH SCORE

$43.00

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About
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
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 : 11.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert 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)

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 mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

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

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 designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. 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 consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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. 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: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

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).

More FaQs: here