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Henschke, Henry’s Seven, Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Viognier, Barossa Valley, Australia

Henschke, Henry's Seven, Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Viognier, Barossa Valley, Australia

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Henschke

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
90/100

(1 customer review)

Henschke

750ML

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This blend is a tribute to Henry Evans, who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. The 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.The fruit for this blend is sourced from selected growers in Eden Valley and Barossa Valley, with whom Stephen and Prue have been dealing for decades.

Deep ruby with magenta hues. Fragrant aromas of red currant, raspberry, blueberry and plum with spicy lifts of bay leaf, sage, black pepper and nutmeg. The palate is juicy, rich and textured with spicy berry fruits, and well balanced by fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins for a long, elegant finish. A slightly more daring pairing to have with Paella.

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

Australia

GRAPE:

Red Blend

REGION:

South Australia, Barossa Valley

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2030

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100463 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife, Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, named ‘Outstanding Viticulturalist 2020’, who is at the forefront of re-introducing native plants into their vineyards to improve biodiversity, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is celebrated all around the world.

    This blend is a tribute to Henry Evans, who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. The 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.The fruit for this blend is sourced from selected growers in Eden Valley and Barossa Valley, with whom Stephen and Prue have been dealing for decades.

    Deep ruby with magenta hues. Fragrant aromas of red currant, raspberry, blueberry and plum with spicy lifts of bay leaf, sage, black pepper and nutmeg. The palate is juicy, rich and textured with spicy berry fruits, and well balanced by fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins for a long, elegant finish. A slightly more daring pairing to have with Paella.

    1 review for Henschke, Henry’s Seven, Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Viognier, Barossa Valley, Australia

    1. LouisC

      Dark red, fruity nose, mouth soft rich and complex, happy ending, spicy.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    90/100

    Henschke's entry-level red in the US market is the 2020 Henry's Seven, a blend of 72% Shiraz (co-fermented with 3% Viognier), 13% Grenache and 12% Mataro (Mourvèdre). It sees just 5% new oak, with the balance aged in older hogsheads. Hints of asphalt and black olives appear on the nose, backed by blueberries, raspberries and black cherries, while the medium to full-bodied palate is supple, marked by soft, almost-powdery tannins and a long, mouthwatering finish.
    90/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate