The Henschke Giles Pinot Noir 2015 appears crimson in colour with ruby hues. Intense and lifted aromas of sweet black cherries, wild raspberries and cranberries, with hints of cinnamon, crushed marjoram and fennel seed. Concentrated, bright flavours of red cherries and cranberries appear on an elegant palate, balanced by a focussed redcurrant acidity, dried herbs, and minerality, as well as a depth of layered and fine, soft chalky tannins which draw out to a long, lingering finish.
‘It has a very fragrant and flowery bouquet setting the scene for red cherry and wild strawberry fruits on the palate, lengthened by fine tannins, oak lost in the crowd. Elegance and purity are its keywords.’ – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018, August 2017
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 Lenswoodvineyard 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 – 2015 Country – Australia Region – Adelaide Hills Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 13%