2012 Henskens Rankin Vintage Brut

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A pretty, and delicate classic sparkling from Tasmania.

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Such a fine and elegant sparkling wine here, despite 7 years on lees before being disgorged, it’s a fresh and pretty wine.

Chardonnay dominant, the wine is nutty and saline, with pristine fruit and mouth-watering acidity.

Such an interesting bottle of wine here, while it has age and spent so much time on lees, it’s still in its infancy, with all the class and structure to evolve and age. The anticipation of what this wine can become, is something we’re super excited about as well.

Almost seven years on yeast lees (disgorged 28 January 2019) with a further two years under cork prior to initial release. 2021 was a warm, mild year with good fruit set, perfect ripening conditions and low disease pressure. A truly hands-off year and real pleasure for winemakers because all that needed to be said had already happened in the vineyard.

95 Points - "The 2012 is so pretty and delicate on the nose with fresh lemon, raw pastry dough, green apple and white peach blossom all tumbling around.The delicacy continues with minuscule bubbles dancing on the tongue and those springy/autumnal morning notes are joined by ground almonds, a clean salinity and a hint of caramelised pecans, vanilla, peaches, lemon posset and mouthwatering acidity. If you're looking for a big, bold and rich sparkling, this ain't it! This is as fine as a dewy, gossamer web on a hedge twinkling away as the sun rises and the new day brings its potential. This can age for years if you want to see those nutty flavours work their way to the fore but if you like things fresh, light, delicate and precise, don't dilly dally, today is your day." - Curly Haslam-Coates (Wine Front)

96 Points - "Mid-yellow colour, young for its age. The bouquet is all about toasted hazelnuts, powdered milk, canned corn and nougat. The wine is lively and youthful, very dry and slightly grippy on the finish, the palate line a little uneven until it warmed up a bit. Aged and dry bubblies shouldn't be served too cold! The dosage is low—it tastes like an extra brut. The flavours are fine and tense, taut and savoury, and long on the finish. A superb sparkling wine that has been aged to its advantage. (Gold medal, 2021 Tasmanian Wine Show)" - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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