Five Shillings 2018 – Products – Henschke
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2018 Five Shillings


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Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley)

Very deep crimson in colour. Deeply perfumed aromas of Satsuma plum, blueberry and forest berries are supported by lifted floral notes and hints of mace, nutmeg and white pepper. Delicious vibrant red currant and bramble fruit flavours lead to subtle blue fruits, black pepper and earthy notes of crushed oregano and roasted root vegetables, while rich and textural layers of fine, velvety tannins provide a long, plush finish.

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Product Information

Grape varieties
  • 70% Shiraz
  • 30% Mataro
Technical Details
Bottle Size
Harvest Date
14 March - 18 April
Matured in 100% seasoned (78% French, 22% American) oak hogsheads for 8 months prior to blending and bottling.
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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