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2014 Henskens Rankin Blanc de Blanc

Tamar Valley, Tas

Refined and elegant small-batch Tasmanian Blanc de Blancs.

$110.00

About
One for New Year’s Eve.

Curly Haslam-Coates (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Super small-batch, this wine is never disgorged in quantity, with only 500 or so bottles released with each batch.

100% Chardonnay from the Tamar, this wine is fresh, complex and elegant. Extended time on lees contributes exceptional aromas of depth and complexity. The palate is refined but rich with a core of bright acidity, it’s toasty, with fresh fruit and a savoury, saline finish.

A balanced wine with soft texture, this is superb stuff, and a benchmark wine for Aussie bubbles.

About Henskens Rankin

Established in 2010 Henskens Rankin is a collaborative project based in Hobart for Frieda Henskens and David Rankin, two individuals who were drawn to the magic of winemaking from a young age.

Founded with just two tonne of fruit in tiny parcels and a vision of creating distinctively Tasmanian styles of sparkling, they source exceptional fruit from sustainably-minded growers throughout the island.

The principle that luxury is ethical drives their business, guiding the winemaking and choice of partners.

Winemakers Frieda Henskens and David Rankin
Winemakers Frieda Henskens and David Rankin
Hobart, Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

Disgorged a single riddling cage at a time, each release is limited to fewer than 500 bottles. Squally, cool, wet & windy conditions around flowering & fruit set dramatically reduced yields. Berry size was below average but overall fruit quality was superb in 2014.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.1%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stringybark Vineyard
Stringybark Vineyard
Tamar Valley, Tas
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Come with me, if you will, to the good sort of meadow that brings with it a waft of hay, honeysuckle, apple blossom and honeycomb. Imagine sitting comfortably with some melting brie, brioche toast, apple danish and almonds. On the palate, this Blanc de Blanc is much riper than in previous years but still has a huge capacity to age. A single-vineyard Chardonnay from Stringybark in Northern Tasmania, this was barrel fermented with a mixture of wild yeast and some commercial, six years on lees and a mere 2g/l dosage. The acidity is incredibly refreshing and combined with the apple slices, clover honey, almond brittle, pastry dough, fresh apricots and apple blossom, it is also incredibly toasty and moreish. One for New Year’s Eve, you can choose which year." Curly Haslam-Coates (Wine Front)

Delivery

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