The colour is pale and the aromas are bright, fresh, crisp and lively - lemony, still faintly yeasty - the palate juicy and delicious. There is a trace of sweetness balancing the high acidity, but you scarcely notice it, the wine is so beautifully balanced.
95 points, Huon Hooke (July 2018)
Warmer vintages provide no challenge for the very cool Henty region in the far southwest of Victoria. Thanks to the clinging acidity that catches the fore-palate, lime and grapefruit flavours are long and intense. If ever a wine was made in the vineyard, this is it. Its family tree tells you the life of the wine will be measured in decades, not years.
96 points, James Halliday (September 2018)
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.