Penfolds Aged Riesling 2013

The Penfolds Collection

Reserve Bin Aged Release Riesling 2013

Created as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Reserve Bin Aged Release Eden Valley Riesling captures the essence of the mature Eden Valley Riesling style. The region's high altitude and cool climate produces Riesling of great complexity and capacity for long term cellaring.

South Australia is gaining worldwide recognition for producing a definitive Australian Riesling style, with Eden Valley courting the Clare Valley as its two finest exponents.

When To Drink
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window now – 2025+.
Taste Description

Light straw with gold hues.

After 5 years maturation, this Riesling from Eden Valley is incredibly fresh and youthful with only slight hints of toastiness beginning to show through. Chamomile, coriander seed and dried herbs are evident alongside aromas of freshly cut straw, lemongrass and lemon salve. There is also just a dash of lanolin waxiness typical of quality aged Riesling.

The palate, also extremely youthful, has lashings of citrus - in particular lemon - fresh lemon juice, lemon myrtle and lemon sherbet.
It’s a tight and linear wine with a chalklike phenolic grip to finish. An amazingly youthful wine from an exceptional Eden Valley vintage!
A wine to be enjoyed now or has the potential to cellar for many years to come.

Technical Information

Origin: Eden Valley, South Australia.

Maturation: Three months in stainless steel.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 11% Acidity: 8.0 g/L pH: 2.83.

Variety: Riesling.

Vintage Conditions
After average Winter rainfall, Spring brought about very dry weather, a pattern that continuing throughout the Summer months. Extreme weather events with very high day and night temperatures reduced the size of the crop, while an excellent finish to the ripening season with above average temperatures and dry days were perfect for producing optimum flavour intensity and maturity.