Pale green-gold in colour. Fragrant jasmine, frangipani and almond blossom scents are complemented by musk, stone-fruit and signature Eden Valley riesling aromas of lemon and lime zest. A soft, succulent palate shows excellent depth and balance, with vibrant acidity, minerality and a long, focussed finish.
The 2016 vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm
and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to give average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late
January brought relief to the ancient, dry-grown vineyards. This was followed by further rainfall in early March which eased the stress on all varieties. The fruit matured with an
earlier harvest, as predicted due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies
allowed for good flavour, sugar and colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.
"Eden Valley is one of the great riesling regions — and also fortuitously home to the Henschke clan, now into its seventh generation in the area. This wine is from the family’s loyal growers across the north, centre and south of the district, some with vines up to 50 years old. It’s classic EV, white orchard florals, great natural citrus acidity, lemon pith and associated mineral feels."