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2015 Henschke Tilly's Vineyard White Blend

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Henschke are famed for their reds but they are by no means slouches when it comes to crafting aromatic whites. They are blessed by being able to choose from exceptional parcels of fruit from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. This blend sees Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay and is lifted in aromatic aromas of gooseberry, pear and citrus. The palate is juicy with tropical fruit, crunchy acids and a crisp yet persistent finish. An obvious wine to reach for when heading out to your local BYO Asian restaurant.

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant pale straw yellow with gold to lime green hues. Fragrant aromas of gooseberries, guava, honeysuckle and white nectarine with hints of blackcurrant leaf and lemongrass. The palate is layered with succulent flavours of nashi pear, white currant and lemon thyme, complemented by crunchy acidity and texture. A wine of excellent balance, minerality and focus with a refreshing and long finish.

Grape varieties: 46% Semillon 17% Sauvignon Blanc 17% Riesling 11% Chardonnay 9% Pinot Gris

Recommended food pairing: Grilled lemongrass chicken

Cellaring potential: Exceptional vintage, 10+ years (from vintage)

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2015 Henschke Tilly's Vineyard White Blend

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2012
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This all-round dry white is a blend of semillon, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, riesling and chardonnay, and shows a generous serve of mixed fruits: tropical, citrus, pears, apples, melon, peach and more. The palate's juicy and tangy, with plenty of flavour. Lingers nicely too.
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The Good Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A time-honoured blend (Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay /Pinot Gris) freed from unnecessary oak and benefiting from its three main components; juicy fruit flavours persist through the length of the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
One of the most consitent whites blends for more than a decade, this takes Adelaide Hills and the Barossa together via semillon, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot gris. The result is a handsomely fruity white that rolls all manner of stone fruits, tropicals, honey and more into one glass. Thje texture's mid to full, and there's a charming creamy edge through the finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
89
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Named as a tribute to Great Auntie Tilly, this is one of the most reliable whites on the market for under 20 bucks. Made with sauvignon blanc and semillon from the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills, it shows restrained cool melons and tropical fruits, gentle citrus too. The palate is crisp and crunchy, bright citrus and melon, some apples here too; balanced and delicious. A drink-now style, it'll also age well for five to six years.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Generously endowed, albeit with a somewhat amorphous fruit profile; for simple enjoyment with food.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
As a kid, I saw Sir Garfield Sobers hit five glorious fours in an innings of 20 at the Gabba, before he walked on an lbw appeal. Henschke are the Gary Sobers of the Aussie wine industry, the great all-rounders. (I was tempted for a milli-second to name Ian Botham but if there's anyone less like Beefy than the Henschkes, I can't think of them.) Great reds—but this proves they can do delightful whites as well, even at the lower end.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fresh, clean grassy/spicy/citrussy; light on its feet, as it should be. Best yet under this label.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fragrant stone fruit and fruit salad; fresh and lively; seems to have (wisely) abandoned oak. Very good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Well balanced and smooth; fruit salad flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Strong green-yellow; the complex blend of tangy fruit and light oak works well; the ample palate has soft, mouthfilling flavour in an unambiguously drink-now style.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85

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