Marble Angel 2018 – Products – Henschke
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2018 Marble Angel

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$75.00

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Region
Barossa Valley
Description

Deep crimson with ruby hues. Fragrant aromas of spicy red berries, wild blackberry and ripe mulberry are supported by aromatic notes of cassis, crushed herbs, dried bay leaf, violets and cedar. The palate is rich and complex, with layers of ripe red currant rolling into plush blueberry and blackberry, with incredible purity and depth, and great drive and power from long, fine-grained tannins.

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Product Information

Vintage
2018
Grape varieties
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Details
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.53
Acidity
6.2g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
9 March
Maturation
Matured in 10% new and 90% seasoned French hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
Viticulture
The Henschke vineyards are nurtured under biodynamic principles
Background
The Barossa has been home to the history and heritage of grapegrowing and winemaking for over five generations. The Barossa was also home to Stephen’s great-uncle Julius Henschke, a famous craftsman, artist and sculptor. Julius was recognised for ornate headstones and angel sculptures at Gnadenberg Cemetery, as well as his most famous work, the inspiring War Memorial on North Terrace in Adelaide. His Angel of Compassion and Duty sculptures are acclaimed across the country. Julius’ craft focused on the most pristine white Angaston marble quarried next to the cabernet sauvignon vineyard at Light Pass, planted on ancient red clay and limestone soil, which brings out exquisite flavour and structure in the wine.
Serving Temperature
17°C
Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage, 25+ years (from vintage)
Download tasting notes
2018 2015 2014 2013 2012
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Vintage Description

A moderately wet winter combined with average spring conditions meant that vines grew well in the mild weather. Ideal flowering conditions in late spring/early summer lead to the potential for near-average yields. Late December became warm and dry and assured for healthy canopies with low disease pressure. The summer months of January and February were typically hot and dry but extreme heat periods were shorter than in recent memory, characterised instead by well above-average overnight temperatures. March and April provided the light and warmth which lead to full and balanced maturity being achieved across all grape varieties. All in all, the 2018 vintage will be considered a standout of this decade, fittingly so in the year we celebrated our 150th anniversary of family winemaking.

 

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