Aromas of sweet dark cherries, rose hip and rhubarb with undertones of perfumed French oak. A delicate palate with sour cherry and musk characters, silky tannins with excellent length.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
From the Adelaide Hills and a wine of finesse from one of Australia's top-shelf producers. Polished and poised with almost 20 different components making up the final blend. Aromatic, tight and bright, cherry, strawberry and plum fruit flavours, spice and savoury characters, silken tannins. Drink with roast duck.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, (NOV/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Crimson red in colour with violet hues.
The sweet, fragrant aromas of wild forest berries, cherries and strawberries are complemented by spicy hints of musk and lifted floral notes.
The rich, lush palate is tightly wound with intense layers of red and black fruits while the fine-grained tannins provide a long and velvety finish.
Excellent vintage, 10+ years.
In 1981, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue purchased a property in the Adelaide Hills with the intention of planting varieties well suited to the cooler climate of the region. The vineyard was originally part of a beautiful valley of apple orchards and natural forest that were destroyed by the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. Sitting at an altitude of 550m with an annual average rainfall of 1100mm, the Lenswood vineyard slopes offer not only beautiful views towards the older vine country, but also provide enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes, together with cooler temperatures to retain natural acidity. The pinot noir vineyard has been named after Charles Giles, an early pioneer whose descendants had managed the property as an apple orchard since 1864.