Henschke - Henrys Seven 2013Great Length
Deep crimson in colour.
Aromas of sweet, lifted, spicy blueberries, plums, blackberries, anise and mace, with stone-fruit and floral hints.
Showing soft, rich and bright spicy peppery fruit on the palate.
The texture is juicy and lush with layers of velvety tannins and great length.
Serving Ideas: Grilled lamb spiced with baharat.
Grape: 66% Shiraz, 19% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre and 7% Viognier.
The shiraz, grenache, mourvedre, viognier blend is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry's death in 1868 his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the winegrapes.
This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.