HENSCHKE KEYNETON EUPHONIUM 2015

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Campbell Mattinson
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Tyson Stelzer
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James Suckling
SKU
HESH201516 UCAU
$50.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation in new (15%) and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months results in a sinuous wine of ripe, dark berried fruits, dried herb notes and plush, velvety textures. Cellaring Potential: Excellent vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)
The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation in new (15%) and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months results in a sinuous wine of ripe, dark berried fruits, dried herb notes and plush, velvety textures. Cellaring Potential: Excellent vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Henschke’s Euphonium is a (66%) shiraz-based red with inputs from (19%) cabernet sauvignon, (10%) merlot and (5%) cabernet franc. The cabernet influence is clear. It sets the wine on a clear quality course; plum and blackcurrant flavours pour through bay leaves, dust and dried herbs, cedary oak tying it together. Tannin comes in fine sheets, and the aftertaste lingers appreciably. Excellent release. “A vintage like 2015 highlights how well these varieties work together,” Stephen Henschke notes. Gold medal quality in a canter.

94 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

A magnificent union between the spicy dark berries of Shiraz and the capsicum, leaf and fine-boned structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, lifted by the violet aromas of a dash of Cabernet Franc. Wonderful purity of crunchy, dark berry fruit depth is framed in impeccable, firm, fine tannins that promise a grand future. It exemplifies Stephen Henschke’s notion of what he dubs the “Super Barossan” blend

93 / 100

James Suckling

Rich plum and plum-cake aromas with redder tones, too. Some dried-herb undertones. A ripe and rich style with plush and very rich, enveloping tannins that carry a very supple array of blackberries and plums. A blend of 66% shiraz, 19% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. Drink or hold. Screw cap.