2021 Henschke Peggy's Hill Riesling

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A Riesling detour to value-ville, a refreshing citrus burst from one of Australia's most renowned wineries.
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Peggy's Hill is the juicy everyday drinking white in the Henschke stable, made with fruit grown from across the Eden Valley, all from old vines.

Softly fleshy with lemon/ lime and mandarin flavours, nicely concentrated, and with a refreshingly tart conclusion.

The Riesling to drink now, while the Julius sits in the cellar.

Pale lemon with lime hues. Fragrant aromas of lemon and lime zest, white peach and citrus blossom, with hints of ginger, lemon balm and white rose. The palate is concentrated and pure with flavours of tangerine, grilled lemon and crisp green apple, framed by fine minerality giving shape and focus, excellent balance and a long finish.


The riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between Eden Valley and Keyneton. Produced from selected traditional Henschke Eden Valley growers, whose vines are up to 50 years old, growing in low-vigour ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. The Eden Valley riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.

89 Points - "Scents of floral, aromatic yeastiness strong in this wine. Feels a bit unresolved, gummy with yeasty characters, that floral mouth-perfume thing, sweet citrus fruit in bouquet and palate very nice, good grip and limey pucker in the palate finishing things. Lovely tartness in the mix. Needs time to settle in bottle but has some foundation stones of the Penny’s Hill riesling high points." - Mike
Bennie (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "The blossom-filled bouquet surges instantly from the glass, citrus leading, apple tucked in close behind, the palate every bit as expressive. The crisp acidity provides the framework to carry the long finish and aftertaste; world class for a song." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Classic Riesling

    A very traditional Riesling, with sugar handling from the 60’s and 70’s. Good fruit and good balance and a touch of apricot fullness to the wine.

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