Eleanor’s Cottage 2016 – Products – Henschke
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2016 Eleanor’s Cottage


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Adelaide Hills | Eden Valley

Pale gold with green-gold hues. Attractive aromas of lemon peel, gooseberry and nectarine with hints of sweet pea, beeswax and fresh meadow grass. The richly fruited palate shows concentrated flavours of gooseberry, white currant and nectarine with zesty lemon and passionfruit nuances. The powerful, ripe acidity and fleshy texture are appealingly persistent for a long and beautiful finish.

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Product Information

Grape varieties
  • 61% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 39% Semillon
Technical Details
Bottle Size
Harvest Date
10 February - 11 March
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the aromatic fruit characters.
The Henschke Eden Valley vineyard was originally established on the top of the range overlooking Eden Valley, a property pioneered and managed by George Crossman Thyer. In 1848 he married Eleanor Hill, after whom this wine is named, and their original cottage still exists today.
Serving Temperature
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 10+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

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, old-vine 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, sugar and colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.