Pale straw with lime hues. Lifted and perfumed aromas of citrus, almond blossom, jasmine and frangipani with notes of lemon zest, kaffir lime leaf and lemon thyme. The palate is fruit-focused with concentrated lime juice , green apple and stone-fruit flavours, supported by clean, crisp acidity and great length.
The Winter and Spring lead up to the 2020 vintage resulted in the driest start to the growing season ever, in line with 1939 and 1961. Growth in early Spring was weaker due to a hotter than average October. November was a horror month with frosty, wet and windy conditions during flowering. Bunch size was normal, with few berries, leaving very open clusters. Significant heatwaves from mid-December to the end of January reduced shoot growth and berry size, However at the end of the month around 40mm of rain fell, alleviating the stress just before veraison. This was followed by a cool ripening period in February with just 3 days over 30°C. Vintage was early, beginning in late February and finishing by early April. The grapes ripened in near perfect conditions and as a result overall wine quality from this vintage has been excellent. Bunches were loose and free of disease, the yield remained very low at around 10% of the average amount. The 2020 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines, albeit a meagre production due to reduced yields caused by a number of poor conditions at flowering and the extremely dry winter, spring and summer of 2019/20. No Henschke Lenswood wines will be released from the 2020 vintage due to the Adelaide Hills Bushfires.
"Very fresh and floral with bath-powder and talc aromas, then light peaches and lemons. The palate is quite succulent and fresh with smooth peach and lemon-sherbet flavors. Bright and fresh."