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HENSCHKE Keyneton Estate Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley 2013

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outstanding 94 points - WE 94 WE 93 points - NS 93 NS 92 points - LPB 92 LPB HENSCHKE Keyneton Estate Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley 2013 HENSCHKE Keyneton Estate Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley 2013

HENSCHKE Keyneton Estate Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley 2013

<p>The Keyneton Euphonium epitomises the Henschke winemaking style. Typically this elegantly proportioned wine shows ripe dark berry, dried herb spicy aromas, plush concentrated flavours, velvety textures and long sinuous finish. The wine is a Shiraz dominant blend with minor components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the Eden and Barossa Valleys. It is named after the Barossa Hills village of Keyneton, the centre of the Henschke family’s cultural and working life for over 150 years. Maturation takes place in a small proportion of new oak hogsheads with the remainder seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months. "The Euphonium” moniker was first introduced with the 2006 vintage. </p> <div class="btn btn-lang-lg btn-block btn-lang-red" style="max-width: 300px; margin: 30px auto; font-size: 13pt;"><a style="color: #fff;" href="/selections/henschke/" target="_blank">Henschke Portfolio &gt;</a></div>
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The Keyneton Euphonium epitomises the Henschke winemaking style. Typically this elegantly proportioned wine shows ripe dark berry, dried herb spicy aromas, plush concentrated flavours, velvety textures and long sinuous finish. The wine is a Shiraz dominant blend with minor components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the Eden and Barossa Valleys. It is named after the Barossa Hills village of Keyneton, the centre of the Henschke family’s cultural and working life for over 150 years. Maturation takes place in a small proportion of new oak hogsheads with the remainder seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months. "The Euphonium” moniker was first introduced with the 2006 vintage.

  • Style: Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Code: HKEESCM
  • Varietal: Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with man

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.

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Winery HENSCHKE

One of the great family wine dynasties, the Henschkes are custodians of some of Australia’s greatest single vineyards. Fifth generation, Stephen and his wife Prue have built upon the experience of previous generations, reinvigorating the vineyard and winery. In the process they have established themselves as a veritable first family of Australian wine. Stephen a trained biochemist is the winemaker and wife Prue the viticulturist. Over the years, Prue`s meticulous research and experimentation together with a commitment to organic and biodynamic viticulture have breathed new life into the vineyards. Best known as custodians of Australia’s greatest single vineyard wine Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz, Henschke also produces a portfolio of compelling premium wines displaying the Henschke signature of fruit purity and elegance.
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