A rush of florals opens the bouquet, all white flowers and citrus blossom. So welcoming, as is the lemony-grapefruit freshness, lime zest, musk and orange peel. It’s the scent of spring...Ultimately, this is a riesling to excite. It is also a riesling that stays true to past Drumborg releases and the joy many feel about Henty riesling in general. You could write a book about the sheer juiciness of Henty’s cool climate, natural-born acidity. The mouth waters, literally...The 2021 Drumborg riesling is all round long, intense, lip-smackingly good.
96 points, Wine Pilot
Waxy texture, a little oatmeal savouriness, pear and green apple flavours, a light juiciness. Brisk acidity, green herbal elements, soapy notes, bread dough and lime cordial. Pretty open and juicy, some good fine detail in the mix, soft finish and some talc-like floral stuff too. Lovely tickle of acidity to finish. Mass appeal.
93 points, The Wine Front (June 2021)
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.