Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Riesling Australia 2008
Wine Spectator Review Rated 90 This juicy white offers a mouthwatering whoosh of lime blossom-scented pear and apple flavors, lingering effortlessly on the vivid finish. Drink now through 2014. Wine Tasting Notes Pale yellow with lime green hues. The nose shows exotic tropical fruits with floral notes of Jasmine and honey suckle. Subtle savory spice makes an appearance due to the extended yeast lees contact. Quite a full flavored Riesling with varietal citrus fruit and lemon zest. The palate is layered and textural, balanced and full-flavored, with a long mineral structure giving lovely length on the finish.
The Thomas Hyland range of wines by Penfolds is named for the Victorian Civil Service officer who married Georgina, daughter of Australian winery founders Mary and Christopher Penfold. Thomas Francis Hyland took over the winery in 1895 after their passing and brought it to new levels of commercial success. The wines are mostly produced in the Adelaide region of Australia, where the winery was first established in 1844.
This Riesling lands nicely on the dry side. Balanced and very enjoyable, with herbal and citrus flare on the nose and palate. Lemon and lime, along with peach and mango, make for unique palate, especially when combined with mineral and vegetable sub-text.