Coralinga 2018 – Products – Henschke
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2018 Coralinga


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Adelaide Hills

Pale straw with lime-green hues. Fragrant and enticing aromas of gooseberry, stone-fruit and poached pear with herbal nuances of tarragon, flowering lemon thyme and blackcurrant leaf. The intensely fruited palate presents citrus, white currant, gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, while powerful lime zest acidity and river pebble minerality provide texture, balance and length, for a fine, clean finish.

Juicy, medium in weight, round and creamy. Nutty, faintly floral and grassy, with a pleasing but restrained core of gooseberry flavour…and finishing with gentle acids.

Jeremy Oliver,, 3 April 2019
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Product Information

Grape varieties
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Technical Details
Bottle Size
Harvest Date
6 - 19 March
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters. 
This sauvignon blanc is a tribute to the historic Coralinga homestead and apple orchard that was destroyed by bushfires in the early 1900s. The homestead was situated close by Henschke’s Lenswood property in the heart of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. At 550m, Lenswood has higher rainfall and humidity at the right time of the year, cooler temperatures to retain high natural acidity, and still enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes. The exotic aromatic qualities of the sauvignon blanc reflect the exceptional site of these vineyards and the suitability of this variety to the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills region.
Serving Temperature
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 10+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

After a typical wet and cold winter, spring brought particularly mild and unstable weather to Lenswood with fogs, rain and numerous hail events, fortunately with no resulting damage. These cold hail blasts delayed flowering, and due to an early Harvest Moon, the growing season became quite compressed, requiring more work in the vineyard with shoot thinning and foliage lifting. A long, dry mild spell from Christmas to Easter provided ideal ripening conditions; allowing tannins to mature, acids to moderate and depth of flavour to develop. Fruit quality across the board was outstanding, the whites in particular for their purity and balance, which really defined the season after some challenging early conditions. 2018 was a fantastic year for Lenswood, with high natural acidities and excellent varietal character. 


Huon Hooke The Real Review

April, 26 2019

“…a lean, crisp, fresh herb palate which has delicate fruit and restrained varietal character. There is finesse, here, although it’s straightforward, but it has tension and length.”

Jeremy Oliver

April, 3 2019

“Juicy, medium in weight, round and creamy. Nutty, faintly floral and grassy, with a pleasing but restrained core of gooseberry flavour…and finishing with gentle acids.”