Region: Barossa/Eden Valley
Variety: Shiraz 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 10%, and Cabernet Franc 5%
When it comes to the big names in the Barossa, this is one name that is certainly on the list. When it comes to producing wines of notoriety, Henschke is on par with Penfolds in terms of their big flagship wines. Henschke produce the most infamous single vineyard wine in Australia, The “Hill of Grace.” Only 8ha of Shiraz vines, this wine commands around a $700.00 price tag for what is the ultimate in Barossa Shiraz.
However, besides their expensive wine line, Henschke produce fantastic white wines, in particular their Eden Valley Riesling, and a number of other beautiful red wines. Tonight, I am looking at their “Keyneton Euphorium” a wine in their mid range price bracket.
On the nose there is Blackcurrant and mulberry, with undertones of plum, blueberry and star anise and pepper.
The palate is medium bodied; and although still a bit young, shows blackcurrant, plum, and rich fruits. The finish works to that of pepper and soft acid, resembling that of grapefruit. There is good balance and great length in the wine, with each variety working in harmony with one another to produce another exceptional Henschke wine.
Drink: 2018 – 2040
The SA Wine Guy