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
Bright straw-green; a complex but very vibrant chardonnay, with a linear drive through to the finish; pink grapefruit teams with white peach in the cradle created by barrel fermentation in French oak. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Gold in colour.
Fragrant aromas of pear, melon and white nectarine are supported by clove and honeysuckle with a subtle hint of cashew.
The rich, complex palate shows concentrated primary flavours of pear skin, melon, stone-fruit and cloves, with a creamy texture and a beautiful line of crisp acidity providing a long and silky finish.
Exceptional vintage, 15+ years (from vintage).