Henry’s Seven 2019 – Products – Henschke
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2019 Henry’s Seven

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Region
Eden Valley | Barossa Valley
Description

Deep ruby with crimson hues. Fragrant, floral aromas of violets over spicy blackberry, raspberry and blueberry, with underlying spice notes of anise and black pepper, with sage, bay leaf and cedar. The palate is spicy, juicy and concentrated with ripe blueberry and freshly cut strawberry and plum creating layers of flavor with bright acidity and complexity from long, fine, savoury tannins.

...radiates Barossa personality and is chock-a-block full of mouth filling, generous and supple fruit for drinking right now.

Angus Hughson, WinePilot.com, 18 January 2021
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Product Information

Vintage
2019
Grape varieties
  • 74% Shiraz
  • 16% Grenache
  • 8% Mataro
  • 2% Viognier
Technical Details
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.55
Acidity
5.65g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
12 March - 04 April
Maturation
Viognier co-fermented with shiraz; grenache and mataro fermented separately. Matured in 6% new and 94% seasoned French hogsheads for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
Background
This shiraz, grenache, mataro, viognier blend is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry’s death in 1868, his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the wine grapes. This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.
Serving Temperature
15°C
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 15+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

Vintage 2019 shaped up to be a challenging one, with below-average yields, however the quality was very high, with beautiful expressions of varietal character and generally good balance and structure. The hand-picked fruit that arrived at the winery in the cool of the morning was clean, with good concentrated flavours. A dry winter, spring and summer with warmer than average temperatures in January and February lead to the advancement of maturity of all grape varieties in the Eden Valley and an early onset of vintage. The later-ripening varieties, riesling and cabernet were standouts, however most varieties were of a very high standard, including shiraz despite miniscule yields.

Accolades

Title
Silver Medal
Year
2021
Event
International Wine Challenge

Reviews

Mike Bennie The Wine Front

March, 28 2021

"This is sweet at its heart and soft and lush. It’s silky textured, generous in a way, has some nice tightening tannins and a brisk, tart finish for freshness. Mixed forest berries, that kind of heady, sweet woody spice thing, a bit of apricot, and, certainly a slickness and sweetness mid palate that says something about the white grape viognier. Easy drinking..."

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Angus Hughson WinePilot.com

January, 18 2021

"...radiates Barossa personality and is chock-a-block full of mouth filling, generous and supple fruit for drinking right now. Barossa shiraz, grenache and mataro have been blended with a splash of viognier to give this wine instant appeal and good complexity. Open knit, bright and jubey Barossa blackberry and baked earthy fruits are lifted by nice touches of raspberry, sage and white pepper. It’s also fleshy and vibrant in the mouth – again layers of dark berry fruit with subtle oak are supported by soft tannins to give great drinkability. Enjoy it with roast beef."

 

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