Henschke 'Cranes' Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), SA

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Overview

The nose exhibits peach, nectarine and honeydew, with notes of mixed spices and yeast dough hints. Stone-fruit, melon and pear flavours with a creamy texture, good length and a crisp, fresh finish.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The Australian Wine Annual 2010, Jeremy Oliver (Australia, New Zealand), 01 Oct 09

Vintage: 2008

87 Points

"A heavily worked chardonnay whose delicate melon and citrusy, cumquat-like fruit sits alongside cashew/vanilla oak. Its creamy, leesy bouquet reveals a light dusty spiciness, while its modestly weighted palate is supported by rather an assertive chalky extract. Time should see its fruit gain more richness, fruit sweetness and weight."

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Straw with a gold-green hue.

Aroma

The nose exhibits peach, nectarine and honeydew, with notes of mixed spices and yeast dough hints.

Palate

Stone-fruit, melon and pear flavours with a creamy texture, good length and a crisp, fresh finish.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.0%

Winery Profile

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Henschke is one of the longest established family names in the Barossa and the Australian wine industry. Johann Christian Henschke first planted vines in Keyneton in 1861, producing his first commercial vintage in 1868.

The tradition of quality winemaking has passed down through the generations – today seeing Stephen Henschke and his wife, Prue, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively.

Awarded "International Red Winemaker of the Year" in 1996 at the London Wine Show, Stephen and Prue were in 2006, awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's "Winemaker of the Year" in recognition of winemaking excellence in both red and white wines. These Awards recognise the consistent and continuing success of this remarkable couple.

Prue has, for the last 18 years, explored and now employs both organic and biodynamic strategies to maximise the potential for the fruit from these unique vineyards to fully express their individual terroirs.

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