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Henschke Red Rhone Blend Eden Valley Henry's Seven 2009

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"Blended of 61% Shiraz, 24% Grenache, 8% Viognier and 7% Mourvedre, the 2009 Henry’s Seven has a deep garnet color and ripe black cherry and blackberry aromas with some cassis, eucalypt, licorice and fertile loam. Medium to full bodied with a medium to firm level of rounded tannins and crisp acid to support, it offers a generous mouthful of ripe berry and mint flavors that linger long into the finish. Approachable now, it should remain good to 2017."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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C.A. Henschke & Co.:
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861, after fleeing religious persecution in Kutschlau, Silesia (Germany). He planted a small vineyard and an orchard, and after initially making wine for family consumption produced his first commercial vintage in 1868, believed to be principally r... Read more
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861, after fleeing religious persecution in Kutschlau, Silesia (Germany). He planted a small vineyard and an orchard, and after initially making wine for family consumption produced his first commercial vintage in 1868, believed to be principally riesling and shiraz. His son, Paul Gotthard, continued farming and winemaking and planted more vines to increase wine production. Upon his father's death in 1914, third-generation Paul Alfred took over the property and as demand for fortified wines grew, winemaking assumed greater significance. Each generation built upon the reputation for quality, but it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created the wine that has most captured the red wine world's imagination - Hill of Grace. His first vintage of this shiraz was produced in 1958. Today, fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. The highly revered and much sought-after Hill of Grace is the pinnacle of the red wines - but another shiraz first made by Cyril, the Mount Edelstone, and the Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon introduced by Stephen as a tribute to his father - have forged their own niche with red wine lovers the world over. Prue's meticulous viticultural management has seen not only new life breathed into the venerable vineyards, but also a new direction given to white winemaking that their forebears could never have imagined. For instance riesling from both Eden Valley and the newer Lenswood vineyard are contributing to the re-emergence of this classic variety, while research developments in colour and flavour have led to enormous improvements in quality in the Keyneton Estate and Mount Edelstone wines through improved trellising and fruit exposure. The original two-storey cellar, built into the side of the hill in time for the 1868 vintage, has been added to throughout the generations. Now covered with ivy, the stone building retains an old-world charm with its open fermenters and winemaking memorabilia on display. Cellar door, located in the original cellar building, has a rustic appeal with its low doorway, stone walls and early family portraits on the walls. Snug in size, it offers a warm welcome to those who venture down the long picturesque road from Keyneton in a quest for quality. Read less

External Reviews for Henschke Red Rhone Blend Eden Valley Henry's Seven

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/15/2012

Vivid, complex, round and expressive, delivering a deftly weighted mouthful of licorice-accented blackberry, cherry and smoke flavors, lingering on the open-textured finish. Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2019. -HS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 Henschke Henrys Seven 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/10/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 Henschke Henrys Seven 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/29/2008

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.



"Blended of 61% Shiraz, 24% Grenache, 8% Viognier and 7% Mourvedre, the 2009 Henry’s Seven has a deep garnet color and ripe black cherry and blackberry aromas with some cassis, eucalypt, licorice and fertile loam. Medium to full bodied with a medium to firm level of rounded tannins and crisp acid to support, it offers a generous mouthful of ripe berry and mint flavors that linger long into the finish. Approachable now, it should remain good to 2017."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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