2022 Henty Riesling
Colour: Pale straw, with a green edge
Bouquet: A medley of pithy lemon, nashi pear and bubblegum
Palate: White nectarine, crunchy granny smith apple with a residual sweetness that balances searing acidity.
Cellaring: The Rieslings of Best’s have a proven ability to mature gracefully for 20 years or more. This example is no exception. The wine will further develop in the cellar, showcasing the age ability of this release.
Vintage: Vintage 2022 saw reduced yields, with incredible quality across all Riesling vineyards. A fast and furious start to vintage ensured fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness capturing the ultimate reflection of vineyard site and region.
Region: Henty, Victoria
Grape Variety: Riesling
Winemaker: Jacob Parton
Winepilot, Jeni Port – February 2023
Fans of the Seppelt Drumborg and Crawford River Rieslings will know the Henty region, to the south-west of the Grampians. This is where the Thomsons of Best’s have looked to bring what they describe as a “new style” of Riesling to their collection. Age-ability is clearly of the Thomson family’s mind. The region’s noteworthy sturdy acid structure, so evident on this wine, is one clue; the other is the depth and concentration of flavour which is quite unusual in a Riesling so young. A delightful array of lifted florals, citrus and spice, notably ginger, hold forth on the bouquet. A mineral-flecked palate with a slatey, chalky coolness combined with lovely citrus follows. Acidity is firm bringing great line and length. Love the squeeze of Meyer lemon. mouthwatering enjoyable, on the finish. Drink 2023-2037. Rating: 96 Points
Hamish Thomson explains our 2022 Henty Riesling in detail in the video below.