Henschke 'Henry's Seven' Shiraz Grenache 2018

Henschke Henry's Seven Shiraz Grenache 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
The Henschke family have been making wine since Johann Henschke planted his first vineyard in South Australia’s Eden Valley in the early 1860's. Today, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and viticulturist wife Prue are recognised around the world for their exceptional quality wines, innovation and sustainability practices in their vineyards.

A blend of Barossa Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Viognier, the 2018 Henschke 'Henry's Seven' is again in cracking form offering lifted aromas of plum, red currant and black berry fruits. The round supple palate is filled with juicy blue and red fruits, spiced plum, liquorice and beautifully textured svelte tannins. A high-quality wine from one of Australia's finest red wine makers, this offers super value at this discounted price. 

"Such good value here, this offers so much young complexity with charcuterie and swirling spices dressing ripe plums and blackberries, thanks to the 67% shiraz, co-fermented with 6% viognier. The 17% grenache and 10% mataro add treble and bass to a substantially fleshy mid-section that is packed with ripe-blackberry flavors. Forget the numbers, it’s all about drinkability. 92 Points."- Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, April 29, 2020. 

"Henry’s Seven is a blend of shiraz, grenache, mataro and (co-fermented) viognier. It’s often the wine in the Henschke range I reach for first; for its drinkability/ affordability. This is a good red wine, just complex and powerful enough, if not profound. Red berried fruits, lots of earth and clovey spice, just into medium in weight, just enough (well integrated) tannin. It’s well balanced and made, and feels squeaky clean throughout. There isn’t a lot of excitement right now but I suspect that it will age well in the medium term. 90 Points Tasted: Apr20 14.5% $37 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2026+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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The acclaimed Henschke family, foundation members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, arrived in South Australia in 1841 after Johann Christian Henschke migrated from Silesia (Germany). Each generation has contributed to the legend with fourth generation Cyril Henschke pioneering varietal, single-vineyard wines in the 1950s, most famously Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace Shiraz.

Fifth Generation winemaker Stephen and his viticulturist wife Prue have won many awards for their talent, innovation and integration of vineyard and winery. They lead the way with biodynamic and organic principles. Henschke wines are hand crafted and deeply personal, reflecting the unique terroir of vineyards: the wine names tell either a personal story of the family or the cultural history of their region.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
The shiraz, grenache, mataro, viognier blend is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry’s death in 1868, his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the winegrapes. This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.

Deep crimson with ruby hues. Attractive aromas of spiced plum, red currant and blue and black berry fruits are met with floral nuances of violets and black pepper spice. The round, supple palate is filled with juicy blue and red fruits, spiced plum, liquorice and notes of crushed tarragon, with beautifully textured svelte tannins and a long, peppery finish.

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