Pale straw with green-gold hues. Lifted aromas of grapefruit zest, lemon and passionfruit husk are complemented by hints of lime leaf and white peach. Deliciously concentrated flavours of grapefruit, lime brûlée and notes of tarragon lead to a fine citrus and passionfruit acidity, providing tension and minerality for a long and balanced finish.
Beautifully elegant and fresh green apples, wet stones and a fine citrus edge. The palate is very smoothly cut, elegant and flavorful.
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.
“Beautifully elegant and fresh green apples, wet stones and a fine citrus edge. The palate is very smoothly cut, elegant and flavorful.”