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 riesling vineyard is planted on a perfect west facing slope on loam soil containing shale fragments. It was so named as it overlooks the apple orchards operated by the Green family since 1893.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Stephen Henschke believes this is the most complete wine made to date. It has glorious aromatics and an envelope of citrus and apple fruit, but it is the almost explosive aftertaste built around the slatey/minerally spine of the palate that guarantees a sublime wine 10 years hence. Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale lemon with green hues.
Vibrant aromas of fragrant citrus and almond blossom, ripe citrus and apples, with lemon and lime zest, talc and steely, mineral notes.
The palate is wonderfully perfumed with intense citrus and cumquat flavours, excellent depth and layers of crunchy apple texture, and a dry, crisp finish.
Exceptional vintage, 20+ years (from vintage).