"There seem to have been as many different label designs as vintages of this distinguished wine, but I do approve of this year's version, and hope that future marketers will leave well alone, particularly given that the wine's best years are at least a decade away. While its aromas and flavours are muted at this stage, the wine has great balance, line and length."
94 points, Wine Companion (July 2013)
"A beautiful riesling release. It’s sharp and long and yet it has weight and depth. Apples of various colour, lime, floral notes and lemon/grapefruit pith. Fruit has a juicy whisper of sweetness. Both textural and bitter as it races along the tongue. Fantastic, steely, sherberty length. It’s tight for now yet it still makes a clear impact. Gorgeous."
95 points, The Wine Front (April 2013)
"Palish colour, bright, and a slight 'buttered toast' impression on the nose. Firm and dry, and a touch astringent, with a tight and almost austere finish. A slightly oddball wine, but very attractive drinking, especially with food. Indeed, when served as a drink, with a meal, it came into its own. Excellent wine, tightly focused, penetrating and long, with an assured future."
95 points, The Real Review (August 2013)
HentySituated 300 km west of Melbourne in Southwestern Victoria, Henty was named after the first family to settle in Victoria in the 1800’s. The region was pioneered in 1964 by Karl Seppelt, who recognized that the cool climate was ideal for the production of sparkling and aromatic wines. The Seppelts planted 100 hectares at Drumborg in 1964 and this was followed by Crawford River in 1975. The long, gentle autumn ripening period allows the retention of both acid and aromatics crucial for Henty’s flagship variety, Riesling.