Henschke "Henry's Seven"
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Henschke "Henry's Seven" - 2020

Item # 19619 750mL
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Henschke is one of the great producers of the Barossa Valley that makes wines that can and do cellar well. This bottle is full of dense, dark berried compote fruit but also boasts chocolate, rosemary and peppercorns. A blend based on Shiraz and Grenache and Viognier.


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Staff Pick Notes

One of the good things about being a young wine drinker is that I was never led to believe that great wine exists only within the geographical confines of the old world. Stephen and Prue Henschke are the current “keepers of the flame” for this sixth generation Australian winery, spanning 150 years of remarkable winemaking with rich heritage yet pushing forward with ingenuity and sustainable practices. The Henry’s Seven is an homage to Henry Evans who planted the first seven acres at Keyneton while highlighting the introduction of French and Spanish varietals to South Australia. A Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Viognier, this wine expresses flavors of dark cacao, black olive, black currant and tobacco leaves. Sporting pronounce but well-integrated tannins with regal satin texture, this is premiere new world production.

- JOS

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