Pale yellow gold with green gold hues. Complex aromas of green apple, fragrant citrus, lemon curd and cherry stone, with delicate nuances of toasted brioche and nougat. Rich flavours of apple, citrus, red cherry and nougat, are beautifully balanced on the palate with layers of texture, an elegant bead, and bright acidity, that provide a generous mouthfeel and long, dry finish. A perfect aperitif.
The first release in 2008 celebrated Henschke’s 140th anniversary. This limited fourth release is a blend across 16 exceptional pinot noir vintages all matured on tirage. It is a true expression of its site and celebrates over 145 years of Henschke winemaking.
Deep reserves dating back to 1997 build impressive maturity in this rich and complex style. It's decisively at the fullerbodied end of the Australian sparkling spectrum, admirably upholding balance and style.
Winner of last year’s Adelaide Hills regional show’s best sparkling, this is only the third release of an unusual creation, a multiple vintage bottle-fermented pinot noir assemblage going back 14 years, given another year to coalesce before disgorgement. Stunningly fresh with a minerally palate.