“This vintage is richly scented, offering a heady mix of citrus, flowers and baking spice, with a slightly toasted, honeyed note at the back. The palate is smudged with warm stone mineral notes, showing purity, vibrancy and freshness. Drink now with delicate summer fare, or cellar for more complexity until 2030 or beyond.”
Henschke - Wine Enthusiast
Henschke Julius Riesling
“The latest vintage of “Julius” is vibrant, pristine and unmistakably Eden Valley. The perfume is bright and fruity, with fresh lime, orange peel, fennel and talcum powder aromas, along with a ginger scented hand soap character. The mouthfeel is silky yet powdery, like baby powder on newborn skin, lifted with crystalline acidity. A long lime and orange finish makes taking another sip an easy endeavor. Drink now or cellar for added layers of honeyed complexity until 2030.”
“The tart, steely 2018 Julius Riesling combines hints of lime and green apple with a dry, tongue-on-steel feel. It's lively despite the austerity, light-bodied and taut, needing some oysters as accompaniment or, if you prefer aged Aussie Riesling, a good 5-8 years in the cellar to round out.”
“This wine sings a quiet tune of lime, flower blossoms, orange peel and talc. The talc continues on the palate in the form of a powdery texture and the delicate citrus flavors are enhanced by mouthwatering acidity.”
“This is a fleshy, rich vintage of Julius, its scents of citrus blossom deepened by some smoky, vegetal tones. Julius typically begins to show itself six to eight years from the vintage; this wine’s stoniness and firm acidity suggest it will live for many years after that.”
"Sourced from vines planted in the 1960s, the 2017 Julius Riesling features scents of lime blossoms and green apples. It's medium-bodied and seems soft and round upon first glance, with hints of peach leading a lovely integration of fruit and acidity. While already charming, it appears to have the backbone to support a decade or so of aging."
"One of the best (the best?) Pinot Gris I can remember tasting from Australia, the 2016 Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris is made in stainless steel but kept on the lees and stirred to help enrich the mid-palate. It's medium-bodied, with a gentle, silky feel and even a flourish of tannins on the long finish. Spiced poached pear, melon and yellow plum provide plenty of aromatic and flavor interest in this complex, intriguing white."