Brilliant, pale straw-gold with lime-green hues. Attractive, fragrant aromas of guava, white nectarine, yellow apple and gooseberry, with floral hints of white petals and clover blossom, and underlying notes of sherbet, lemon curd and lime leaf. The textural palate is full of rich stone-fruit and apple flavours, with hints of nashi pear, white currant, mint and lime leaf, supported by a ripe citrus acidity. A wine that shows excellent shape and balance as well as a long, lingering and flavourful finish.
This white is replete with apples, pomelo, grapefruit and some light herbal elements. The palate’s full, showing lots of crunchy yellow and some green fruit and a fruit-forward finish.
The 2016 vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to give 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 brought relief to the dry-grown Eden Valley vineyards. This was followed by further rainfall in early March which eased the stress on all varieties. The fruit matured with an earlier harvest, as predicted due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour to develop at harvest, and allowed for concentrated, textural wines which were overall characterised by average yields of very high quality.
"This is predominantly sauvignon blanc and semillon with lesser amounts of other varieties. It's fragrant with lifted honeysuckle scents. The palate carries good weight with a crisp clean finish. Always a consistent value for money wine sourced from the Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley."
"While the 2017 vintage rush of new whites is well and truly established now, the Henschke crew are quite content to have let this multi-variety blend (50% sauvignon blanc/15% semillon/14% pinot gris/13% riesling/8% chardonnay) settle into itself, allowing the sauvignon’s companions to temper its potential pungency and offering instead a waft of straw then a rounder palate profile with lime and lemon curd impressions. It’s deliciously juicy, leafy, creamy and fulfilling."
"This white is replete with apples, pomelo, grapefruit and some light herbal elements. The palate’s full, showing lots of crunchy yellow and some green fruit and a fruit-forward finish."