2018 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz/Cabernet

95 Points James Halliday
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A refined red from the old hands in Barossa biodynamic winemaking. A kernel of dark Cabernet fruit is wrapped in a measured lushness that comes from the Merlot along with the dominant component, dry-grown Barossa Shiraz. With approachability as well as a considerable future in cellar, this is a great way to experience the Henschke style.
$73.99 in mixed 6+ or $82.99 per bottle


65% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot

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 Halliday's Wine Advocate, Dave Brookes

"65/23/9/3% shiraz/cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc/merlot grown in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Matured in 71/29% French(20% new) and American oak hogsheads for 18 months. Detail is a wonderful thing. If you stick your nose in the glass and close your eyes, perhaps tilt your head just so, you can pick out the individual components of this wine, yet they mesh together perfectly. Juicy berry and plum fruits, abundant spice, fine-grind tannin grip, a fine lacy acid line and an elegant, perfectly poised, slow fade out of pure fruit." Drink 2022 - 2038

95/100 James Suckling

"Spicy and creamy shiraz-based blend with velvety tannins framing a silky core of dark fruit, licorice, cloves, grilled herbs and spices. Five spice and smoked paprika coming through. Full-bodied yet elegant. 65% shiraz, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc and 3% merlot. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

94/100 The Real Review, Stuart Knox

"Deep ruby red in the glass. Fragrant and lifted with dark berry, violets and earth spices showing. Medium in weight yet carrying an underlying power that demands your attention. There’s a seamless nature to the wine that suggests a great blending hand in the background, not one note out of place. Great flow and it caresses the palate incredibly long and lingering. 24 JUL 2022." Drink 2022 - 2027

Variety Shiraz Cabernet Blend
Region South Australia
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2022 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB



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