Take any Seppelt Drumborg Riesling (or nearby Crawford River) that is more than 10 years old and you will have a glimpse where this gloriously intense wine is headed, its lime juice, mineral and acid all perfectly balanced on the very long palate.
97 points, James Halliday (December 2011)
(A museum re-release) The colour is still a very light yellow, even at seven years, the bouquet toasty and showing a light touch of kerosene, while the palate has bracing acidity and is mouth-watering, juicy and poised, the acidity counter-pointed by a subtle touch of sweetness. A gorgeous wine.
96 points, Huon Hooke (July 2018)
Strong apple-like aromas and flavours. Gives the wine a brilliant intensity and a decided juiciness. Slate, talc, chalk and lime add to the wine’s impact. It all hones down to a long, elegant, finely-tuned finish. Pretty impressive, it has to be said.
94 points, Campbell Mattinson (January 2012)
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.