Pale straw in colour with green hues. Vibrant aromas of grapefruit blossom, gooseberry, passionfruit and white currant with hints of crushed blackcurrant leaf and musk. Concentrated citrus, white currant and passionfruit flavours are complemented with hints of grapefruit zest and guava, while the fine and focussed lime juice acidity and river pebble minerality provide great purity and length.
... Tutti fruity aromatics and a palate to match. Clean, pure and well powered, flashes of guava and lemongrass, gooseberry..
Extremely heavy winter rainfall and ferocious spring winds and hail set up one of the most challenging vintages we have ever experienced at Lenswood. Flowering was late, occurring in December rather than November, in rare calm and sunny weather which set us up for good yields. The conditions post-Christmas were characterised by elevated evening temperatures, heavy rain every four days, foggy mornings and low day time temperatures. Harvest started in March; three weeks later than usual. By Easter, all Adelaide Hills whites and our pinot noir were safely in the winery, and in excellent condition despite 760mm falling during the growing season. This was a vintage saved in the vineyard by the outstanding work of the Adelaide Hills viticultural team under extremely trying conditions, with results that exceeded expectations.
“Sauvignon blanc from the Henschke vineyard at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. Biodynamically grown. Tutti fruity aromatics and a palate to match. Clean, pure and well powered, flashes of guava and lemongrass, gooseberry. In good form; people will be happy; the Henschkes suggest that this has a cellaring potential of 10+ years but I personally would drink this in the next 12-18 months, and would be happy doing so.”