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Henschke Shiraz Blend Eden Valley Keyneton Estate 2009

Member Review by Philippe:

An intense full flavoured shiraz blend. Ripe juicy dark plums, some blackberry and some spice on the nose. Some tannins and some acidity, which suggest keeping for another couple of years before it has developed fully. We paid £19, which I think was a bit over priced, should be about £13.

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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

Member Reviews for Henschke Shiraz Blend Eden Valley Keyneton Estate

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Snooth User: Philippe
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 09/15/2007

An intense full flavoured shiraz blend. Ripe juicy dark plums, some blackberry and some spice on the nose. Some tannins and some acidity, which suggest keeping for another couple of years before it has developed fully. We paid £19, which I think was a bit over priced, should be about £13.


Snooth User: eikmeister
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 10/29/2007

This is quite possibly the finest red in the southern hemisphere, surpassed only by the 1990, perhaps?


Snooth User: tAFW
8253750
3.50 5
Vintage: 1998 08/08/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Henschke Shiraz Blend Eden Valley Keyneton Estate

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2006 11/12/2013

Tiefe, purpurrote Farbe. Aromen nach süssen, reifen und würzigen Brombeeren, schwarzen Johannisbeeren und Blaubeeren, überlagert von zarten Tönen erinnernd an Anis, Vanille und Zedernholz des Eichenfasses. Im Gaumen mit weichem, warmem und samtigem Körper ausgestatttet, mit reichhaltigen und fleischigen Fruchtaromen versehen. Seidige Tannine beherrschen den lang anhaltenden Abgang. Ein eigenwilliger und charaktervoller Wein!


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2005 04/21/2010

Aromen nach Brombeeren, Johannisbeeren und Blaubeeren. Im Gaumen mit weichem, samtigem Körper ausgestatttet, mit reichhaltigen Fruchtaromen versehen. Seidige Tannine beherrschen den lang anhaltenden Abgang.


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Vintage: 2005 11/08/2011

Darkly colored at the core with a narrow band of magenta. Showing a family connection to the Hill of Grace aromatically, this is currently more concentrated and open with crushed dried berry and cranberry aromas that are subtle and persistent. Soft, ... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 01/20/2011

This blend of 63% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc starts off with herbal, smoky, green-peppercorn aromas, but really rounds into shape on the palate, where it offers blueberry fruit and hints of maple syrup and vanill... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 02/24/2010

Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2003: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), in Barriques gereiftJahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75LRegion: Eden ValleyWeingut: HenschkeRebsorte: 70% Shiraz, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot und 6% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein


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Vintage: 1998 09/28/2010

It is hard to find a more compelling red than Henschke's 1998 Shiraz Hill of Grace. Made from 100% Shiraz (from vines averaging 52-144 years of age), and aged in primarily new American and French oak for 18 months, it is unquestionably profound. Its ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace 750ml


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Vintage: 1998 02/23/2013

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Henschke Keyneton Estate 750ml


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