Seppeltsfield Eden Valley Riesling 2011 (Eden Valley, SA)
12%, Screwcap, $19
Sourced from the ‘Garden of Eden’ vineyard and looks to have been picked quite early. Picked up the trophy for Best Riesling at the 2011 Barossa Wine Show and the judges look to have picked it well.
Oh and did I mention how much I love the Seppeltsfield labels? I’m going to keep saying that as I think they’re great. This also comes in the new Eden Valley proprietary bottle too (which I also like). Plus it is well priced. Win win win.
Direct, limey and slatey dry Eden Riesling in a particularly fresh and primal form considering the vintage. Very clean and fresh. Quite juicy palate and very crystalline acidity, with a bit of that aspirin like lemon talc edges. That bristling acidity and juicy fruit makes for a genuinely delicious lean Eden Valley Riesling that is both dry and fruit sweet. No sign of the excessive forwardness or bot that marred so many 11 Eden Rieslings either.
Score: 18.3/20 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes.
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Not seen this, but LOVE the label.
Not altogether sure on the Eden Valley bottles. Looks okay on some wines, incongruous on others (Julius for example).