Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue purchased the property in the Adelaide Hills in 1981. At 550m, the Lenswood vineyards offer not only magnificent views over the traditional vine country but also higher rainfall and humidity at the right time of the year, cooler temperatures to retain high natural acidity, and still enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes. The chardonnay vineyard, which consists of seven clones, has taken its name from Frederick Croft, an orchardist who took up a neighbouring property in 1938.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale green-yellow in colour.
Fragrant aromas of pear skin, citrus and melon are supported by hints of clove and cashew nut with biscuity notes.
The complex and layered palate shows rich flavours of pear, citrus, clove, bread dough and cashew with beautifully focused
balanced acidity providing excellent length and depth.
Exceptional vintage, 10+ years (from vintage).