Pale gold with subtle pink hues. The nose is beautifully fragrant with aromas of peach nectar, lychee and Turkish delight, intertwining with floral notes of red rose petals and musk stick. Sweet layers of candied apricot, gooseberry and lychee flavours fill the palate, which is rich and textured with excellent mouthfeel and acid balance for a clean and luscious finish.
An ideal wine for contemporary desserts. Not sweetly overbearing, it shows lychee fruits and rosewater and some citrus among the florals. The palate is mellow and open-knit with laid back tropical fruit flavors. A soft, floral finish. Drink now.
The 2016 vintage began with below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to provide average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January/early February brought relief to our early-ripening varieties in the Adelaide Hills, resulting in excellent conditions for natural acid retention and clean fruit. This was
followed by further rainfall in early March, which eased the stress on the late-ripening
varieties, allowing them to mature towards a predicted earlier harvest due to an early Easter moon. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar, colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.
"Deck the halls with pale gold and gentle pink hues. The Henschke family doesn’t do anything by halves and like everything they touch, this is liquid gold. There’s lush sweetness behind the silky liquid curtain of lychee and dried apricots. For a fully luscious experience, drink it at Henschke’s stylish new cellar door. They’re open Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Hallelujah."
"An ideal wine for contemporary desserts. Not sweetly overbearing, it shows lychee fruits and rosewater and some citrus among the florals. The palate is mellow and open-knit with laid back tropical fruit flavors. A soft, floral finish. Drink now."