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2013 Henschke Keyneton Estate Shiraz/Cabernet

2013 Henschke Keyneton Estate Shiraz/Cabernet

95 Points James Halliday
2013 Henschke Keyneton Estate Shiraz/Cabernet
95 Points James Halliday

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A refined and classic red from the old hands in Barossa biodynamic winemaking. Declared a 'great vintage' with 25+ years potential by the winery, the 2013 has a core of dark minty Cabernet fruits wrapped in a structured, focused sort of lushness from the Merlot and the dominant component – dry-grown Barossa Shiraz. With approachability now but a staggering future in cellar, this is a highly accessible price to pay for a glimpse of the Henschke greatness.

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$66.99 in mixed 6+ or $74.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

45% Shiraz, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Henschke have a long history in Australian wine, and their story is similar to many European families who have reached the very top of their field: building on the best aspects of tradition while integrating the finest modern thinking and methodology. Johann Christian Henschke was a Sliesian refugee who came to Australia in 1841 seeking religious freedom. In 1862 he planted the first vineyard on his property in Keyneton South Australia, in the now famous Eden Vale, with the first wine released six years later. Fourth generation Cyril Henschke laid the foundation for the company’s modern success by looking beyond the fortified styles of the day to develop their first ‘serious’ single-varietal and single-vineyard wines, in particular the now-legendary Shiraz wines ‘Hill of Grace’ and ‘Mount Edelstone’. Today the fifth generation are if anything stronger, with the team of winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturalist wife Prue having established the label at the pinnacle of not only Australian but world winemaking. The exceptional skill and appropriate technology brought to bear in the winery, and organic and biodynamic principles in the vineyard, are far more than doing justice to the tradition they are part of...and the extremely old vines they have in their care. Some of these vines are 100 years old - and on their original rootstocks - while vines in the Hill of Grace vineyard are likewise on original rootstocks, though some date back as far as the 1860s.

What The Critics Say

95/100 James Halliday

"A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc which says more about the vineyard and the Henschke winemaking expertise than the fruit composition. All the flavours are, as usual, fused together, oak and tannins providing context." Drink by 2033

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

"It's nice to see the quality of this wine reach new heights, as it's still relatively affordable within the Henschke context. The blend includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 2013 shows a slightly austere side, an aristocratic reserve, but the flavors are classic. Pencil shavings, mint, cassis and cigar box finish with great drive, length and dusty tannins." Drink 2023 - 2035

92+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"Henschke's 2013 Keyneton Euphonium is deep garnet-purple in color and exudes lovely, expressive blackberries and cherries on the nose, with menthol, pepper, anise and cloves—plus a waft of fragrant earth. A full, rich and concentrated blend, with firm and grainy tannins, this wine is well balanced and possesses great structure." Drink 2016 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz Cabernet Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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