The Henschke Giles Pinot Noir 2016 appears vibrant garnet in colour with ruby hues. Lifted aromas of black cherry, wild raspberry and red currant entwine with subtle notes of strawberries and cream, rose hip, cinnamon, orange peel and underlying floral nuances. Concentrated flavours of wild red berries surround an elegant core of sweet cherry and white pepper, while bright acidity and minerality drive a long finish of fine, velvety tannins.
An extremely fragrant bouquet of red and blue fruits points the way for a long, loose-limbed and elegant palate, the tannins silky, the finish clean. – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019, August 2018
In 1981, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue purchased a property in the Adelaide Hills with the intention of planting varieties well suited to the cooler climate of the region. The vineyard was originally part of a beautiful valley of apple orchards and natural forest that were destroyed by the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. Sitting at an altitude of 550m with an annual average rainfall of 1100mm, the Lenswood vineyard slopes offer not only beautiful views towards the older vine country, but also provide enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes, together with cooler temperatures to retain natural acidity. The pinot noir vineyard has been named after Charles Giles, an early pioneer whose descendants had managed the property as an apple orchard since 1864.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Pinot Noir Vintage – 2016 Country – Australia Region – Adelaide Hills Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 13.5%