2017 Henschke Chardonnay Croft

Year: 2017
Appellation: Adelaide Hills
Country: Australia
James Suckling: 96
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"A cooler vintage has delivered a rich and complex chardonnay with such supple, fine, layered white peaches and grilled hazelnuts on the palate. Peach-sorbet-like texture that’s compact and long. Excellent purity and poise. Drink now. Screw cap."(JS)

"In true Henschke style, this Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is a sleek and polished wine with plenty of character. Stone fruits, cream, flint, nuts, white pepper and a copper penny tang make up the nose, while the palate tingles with lifted acidity and a slippery finish. Bright peachy fruit and oak spice linger long after the first sip has been swallowed. Drink now–2027. Christina Pickard"(WE)

Winery Notes:
Pale gold in colour. Seductive aromas of pear skin, grapefruit, white stone-fruit, citrus blossom and white flowers are complemented by hints of apple, lemon curd, clove spice and toasted almonds. Intense and focussed, the palate shows layer upon layer of pear and white peach, tightly wound by a deliciously creamy texture, and perfectly balanced with nectarine acidity and subtle oak nuances, for a powerful yet elegantly restrained, lingering finish.