Stephen and Prue Henschke pioneered Lenswood as a vineyard site in the Adelaide Hills in 1981. The chardonnay vineyard has taken its name from the adjoining Croft Road. Frederick Croft, an orchardist, took up a neighbouring property in 1938.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
91 Points & 4 Stars. "This is the full bells and whistles Henschke chardonnay and it’s worked into impressive shape in the winery. Ripe peach aromas are dressed in French oak spice and creamy winemaking influence. The palate’s rolled up into a ripe crisp ball of stone fruit flavour, finishes clean and crisp." Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2009
91 Points. "A fresh and focused Chardony whose light aromas of white peach, apricot and cashew reveal undertones of clove, vanilla and slightly dusty oak. It’s restrained and elegant, with a pleasing length of tangy fruit and crisp acidity …" Jeremy Oliver Wine Annual 2009, Jeremy Oliver (Australia), October 2008
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright gold-green in colour.
Sweet, lifted ripe and complex with pear drop, peach, clove, spice, cashew nut and hints of grapefruit and lemon.
A rich full complex concentrated and intense palate with layers of flavours, mineral and apricot kernel, good acidity and texture with excellent depth and length.