This has it all, bringing finesse and luxuriant varietal character onto the table at the first moment of the bouquet and of the palate. It is literally loaded with power in the fashion of a fine, dry Rheingau riesling, utterly irresistible now, and will become even more so with extended cellaring. 97 points, drink to 2036
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.