Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Henschke Croft Chardonnay

The Henschkes have expanded their range dramatically over the last few years. Most of it is coming from their new plantings in the Adelaide Hills. They are very environmentally aware, and this has probably to do with moving to cooler climates, as their iconic vineyards are located in the warmer parts of the Eden Valley.

This 2012 Henschke Croft Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills (Lenswood) is a disappointment. The wine tastes of apple, but is not very distinctive. I tasted this wine a bit warmer initially, and the texture is quite broad then. At fridge temperature, the wine is better, but flavours cannot unfold very well then. One way or the other, this wine does not deliver a satisfactory Chardonnay experience.

Score: 86/--

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