Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

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Dressed like Darth Vader, but James Bond lurks within. Tons of elegant cassis from the Cabernet with a slug of naughty Shiraz at the back of the mouth for interest. And enjoyment. Polished and velvety.

Winemakers Tasting Note: Whilst classically ripe on the nose with rich darker fruits and herbs, it's extremely elegant and focussed in the mouth. Lovely fine tannins with a velvety texture. A wine that drinks now, but will also age well.

Shiraz 66% , Cabernet Sauvignon 19%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%

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, 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 recognised by savvy wine drinkers throughout the world.

Keyneton Euphonium is a beautiful composition of Shiraz from up to 50-year-old vines growing in the Eden and Barossa Valleys, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from selected vineyards in both regions, some of which were planted by Cyril Henschke at his Eden Valley property in the 1960's. The Barossa hills village of Keyneton, pioneered by pastoralist Joseph Keynes in 1842, was a musical and cultural focus for the early settlers, and was home to the Henschke Family Brass Band, founded in 1888. It featured wind instruments such as a B flat euphonium, a large brass wind instrument, which has been lovingly restored and remains in the Henschke family.

Type Red
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Vintage 2015
Grapes Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Cabernet Franc
ABV 14.5%