Very cool climate Cabernet we have here, and very Victorian. Blackcurrant, leaf, slight whiff of tomato paste and corn, light cedar oak. It’s maturing, for sure, but is still remarkably fresh. Medium bodied at most, a direct and stylish wine featuring flavours of redcurrant and tobacco with fine grained tannin and excellent length. None of the tomato/corn flavours crop up on the palate at all really – feels ripe and fine. Good wine. Victorian claret. Cork. Drink to 2026. 93 Points, Gary Walsh, WineFront, 14 May 2014.
HentySituated 300 km west of Melbourne in Southwestern Victoria, Henty was named after the first family to settle in Victoria in the 1800’s. The region was pioneered in 1964 by Karl Seppelt, who recognized that the cool climate was ideal for the production of sparkling and aromatic wines. The Seppelts planted 100 hectares at Drumborg in 1964 and this was followed by Crawford River in 1975. The long, gentle autumn ripening period allows the retention of both acid and aromatics crucial for Henty’s flagship variety, Riesling.