Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2016


Matthew Jukes 18/20 Points!

Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills
750mL
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Matthew Jukes 18/20 Points!


“Firm and mineral, taken from Croft Ridge in Lenswood – near Weaver and Tim Knappstein. Henschke picks across the slope and then co-ferment the different clones. Very creamy and a touch of hopsack and wheat, this is a fine and cultured wine with a long, lean finish.”


Matthew Jukes, 2017


 

“Estate-grown at 550m, the vineyard name in honour of orchardist Frederick Croft, matured in French barriques (16% new) for 10 months. An immaculately groomed chardonnay that ticks all the boxes, including a complex, faintly reductive bouquet (pleasantly so).”


Halliday Wine Companion, 93 Points


"Subtle notes of pencil shavings accent peaches and pears in Henschke's 2016 Croft Chardonnay. This generous, medium to full-bodied wine boasts bold flavors and plenty of richness and texture. It should drink well for the next 5 years."


Wine Advocate


"Comes off a biodynamicaly farmed vineyard in Adelaide hills. The multiple clones contribute to the complexity and texture. Has a creamy texture with notes of roasted cashew and stone fruit. But there is an edge of minerality which keeps it tight and focused. Layered and complex."


Ray Jordan, West Australian, 92 Points