Henschke 'Henry's Seven' Shiraz Grenache 2017

Henschke 'Henry's Seven' Shiraz Grenache 2017

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 his viticulturist wife Prue are recognised around the world for their exceptional quality wines, innovation and sustainability practices in their vineyards. Henschke 'Henry's Seven' 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.

A blend of shiraz, grenache, mataro and viognier, the 2017 Henschke 'Henry's Seven' is again in cracking form offering lifted aromas of plum, red currant and blue and black berry fruits that are joined by 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.

"Contains (75%) shiraz, grenache, mataro and a cool 5% of (co-fermented) viognier. Such a polished release. So run with fruit flavour. So spice-drenched. It’s floral, it’s blueberried, it has the brightness of raspberry and the bass of anise. There’s warmth here but it’s well in check; there’s a whisper of meatiness but it leans clearly to the floral side. Joyous red. If I saw it, I’d buy it. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: May19 Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2028+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"This has a very impressively fresh and vibrant nose with boysenberries and raspberries, as well as cherries on offer. There's richness and ripeness to the palate here with a fresh, assertive yet very approachable palate. A blend of shiraz (co-fermented with viognier), grenache and mataro"- Nick Stock / James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Availability: In stock

$34.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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.
6
South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
14.5
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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