Five Shillings 2017 – Products – Henschke
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2017 Five Shillings

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$33.00

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Region
Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley)
Description

Deep crimson with purple hues. Lifted and vibrant aromas of black cherry, spiced plum, blueberry and cranberry with floral hints of rose petals, flowering lavender, crushed oregano and vanilla. Rich, succulent flavours of plum and forest fruits are lush on entry, while earthy complexities and a peppery mid-palate provide balance for savoury tannins and a soft finish.

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Product Information

Vintage
2017
Grape varieties
  • 67% Shiraz
  • 33% Mataro
Technical Details
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.54
Acidity
5.8g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
4 April - 3 May
Maturation
Matured in 5% new and 95% seasoned (68% French, 32% American) oak hogsheads for 8 months prior to blending and bottling.
Background
Five Shillings pays tribute to Paul Gotthard, the second-generation Henschke winemaker of the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers of South Australia. In 1862 he and his pioneering father Johann Christian established the Henschke winery in the high country of the historic Eden Valley, planted seven acres of vines, and in 1868 sold the first wines. In 1873, after a transfer of five shillings, he continued on the winemaking tradition from his father and began to build a reputation for quality wines. Among the first wines they produced in the 1860s were ‘dry white’ (likely made from riesling) and ‘dry red’ (likely made from shiraz and mataro). This wine replicates the blend of Gotthard's early ‘dry reds’ and is produced from low yielding, ungrafted, biodynamically grown Eden Valley shiraz planted on 540 million-year-old red-brown earths, and blended with mataro growing on the sandy soils of the Barossa Valley. The exceptional quality of the fruit in 2016 has allowed the Henschke family to make a special limited production of this wine.
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Accolades

Title
Silver Medal
Year
2018
Event
Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Title
Silver Medal
Year
2018
Event
Barossa Wine Show