All the florals, all the citrus fruits, flinty, tangy, pithy and pristine. It shows great velocity through the palate, pinpoint accuracy too, zestiness, a mouth-puckering and refreshing finish. It’s summery as it is elegant and unevolved, a svelte, whooshing thrust of riesling with fine detail in tow. Deliciousness is a by-word. No brainer for anyone who loves lively, energetic, refreshing white wines, with a touch of class.
94 points, Mike Bennie (November 2018)
"Not such young vines really, but this label has its own identity now. Partial whole bunch press is used, and about 3 months on lees. This is typically the softest, most forward Crawford River Riesling, but still imbued with lively lemon zest and lime characters and slatey acidity. Some fullness and sweetness of fruit through the palate adds to its drink-now appeal."
95 points, Steven Creber, Wine Companion (December 2018)
"Light colour with a lemon-pithy aroma, the wine is delicate, refined and fresh, with restraint and finesse. There's mid-palate juicinesss followed by tight, crisp, clean flavour that persists. Not complex, but lovely. Better next year."
92 points, The Real Review (March 2019)
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.