Henschke well and truly sits amongst the top wineries in Australia and the family-run operation has six generations of winemaking knowledge to draw from. Their vineyards were some of the first planted in the region and continue to produce some of the finest Australian wines today.
Keyneton Euphonium (named after the musical early settlers of the Keyneton part of the Barossa region) is a shiraz-dominant blend, with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot in support. It's a big, concentrated wine with vibrant fruit notes on the palate and a long, tannic finish. It's in great form now but could easily be cellared for 10 - 15 years.
Vinted from a blend of 62% Shiraz, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot
The winery writes "Deep garnet with pale garnet hues. Lifted aromas of red plum, mulberry, blackcurrant and black pepper, with supporting notes of thyme, bay leaf, charcuterie and cedary oak. A concentrated and powerful palate of mouth-watering ripe plum, blackberry and black and red currant, balanced by savoury white pepper, anise and tarragon, fresh and buoyant acidity and an exceptionally long, fine tannin finish."
Tyson Seltzer writes "... I love the transparency of the Barossa’s cooler seasons, in such articulate detail here that all 4 varieties are clearly visible in all their glory. Unashamedly medium bodied, refreshing and enticing, yet in no way underpowered, simplistic or short lived. Crunchy berry fruits, fine-ground tannins and vibrant acidity unite to marvellous effect and outstanding line and length. It takes some skill, dexterity and humility in the winery to allow fruit of such elegance to really sing. A classic Barossa blend with a long future before it.”