Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling
2013

Cellar or enjoy

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. ?

Vintage History:

$30 rrp / bottle

$180 rrp / case of 6

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DESCRIPTION
Created in the 1990s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling captures the attributes of Eden Valley. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces Riesling with great finesse, elegance with a capacity for long term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class Riesling, with the Eden Valley at the very head of the field. In their youth, the wines possess focused apple/lime aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour. The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens a new chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety.
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Origin Eden Valley, South Australia.
Maturation Bottled early and released towards the end of vintage year.
Fermentation Stainless steel tanks. Bottled immediately post-vintage to retain freshness and vibrancy.
Variety Riesling.
First Vintage 1999 (originally labelled Eden Valley Reserve Bin Riesling).
91+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2013
94 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2012
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2012
90 points Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2012
94 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2011
94 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2011
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Behind Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

"Buyer beware: Don’t deplete your complete case too quickly – be kind to your cellar with this 2013 Bin 51… and it will repay!"


VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The growing season was defined by cooler than average days and warmer than average nights, combined with a lack of rain that began in mid-September. Total rainfall, from the start of May 2012 to the start of April 2013 has been 35% down on Long Term Average. A relatively dry, early and quick vintage was experienced in Eden Valley with the Riesling harvest commencing in mid-February. Riesling harvested early retained both natural acidity and great depth of flavour, showing all the hallmarks of a classic year.