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Penfolds Riesling Bin 51 2023

Eden Valley, South Australia, AustraliaChief winemaker Peter Gago’s eyes light up when he talks about Bin 51, a wine that has been on an upward plane for years, and 2023 is no different. It spends only 90 days in the tank before heading to the bottle, a riesling full of elegance, minerality, and fabulous acidity that will allow this wine to age effortlessly under a screwcap. At this stage, the nose is the show, with bright rose petals, light talc, and big citrus, crunchy acidity packed with lime, honeydew, lemongrass, wet stones, orange rind, and litchi. It will morph into an even more exciting bottle in the decade ahead. Stock up if you love riesling.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$41.00750mlselect private retailers
AB$39.99750mlselect private retailers
US$40.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 715201UPC: 012354072558