Alc. 13.5 %
Fifth-generation winemakers Stephen and Prue Henschke established their Lenswood vineyard 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.
94 Points, The Wine Front
Powerhouse aromatics. Lime trees in bloom. Lime juice, crisp green apples, traces of florals, fennel, passionfruit. Boom. As cool and controlled and it is buoyant and alive. Riesling as an essential oil. Bone dry finish.
90 Points, James Suckling
This has attractive riper and richer fruits, poached pears and apples, and gently spicy, fluid texture.
96 Points, Huon Hooke
This fresh, restrained riesling seems to be developing slowly and is superbly taut and ultra-refined. There’s a multiplicity of floral aromas and great harmony; the palate flavour is delicate, intense and long-lasting.
Pale straw with green gold hues.
Intense aromas of nashi pear, honeysuckle and almond blossom florals with nuances of ginger spice and underlying notes of white nectarine.
A focussed medium-bodied palate of stone-fruit is enveloped by elegant layers of baking spices, and beautifully balanced with fine acidity to create texture and a long, crisp finish.
We love the idea of a fresh catch of clams in a spaghetti vongole!