Marble Angel 2019 – Products – Henschke
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2019 Marble Angel

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$75.00

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Region
Barossa Valley
Description

Deep crimson with garnet hues. Fragrant aromas of cassis, violets, wild forest berries and crushed flowering herbs are supported by hints of graphite, black olive and cedar. The palate is rich and plush with excellent depth and structure, pure and focussed mulberry, blueberry and cassis flavours and long, layered fine-grained tannins.

Barossa cabernet on song. While potent and inky there’s beautiful glide and succulence to this wine. Layers of panforte, dark cherry, plum, smoke, black olive and salt bush here. Flavours extend long, the wine almost sinewy with fine tannin structure and laid back power... 94 points

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 9 July 2021
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Product Information

Vintage
2019
Grape varieties
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Details
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.6
Acidity
6g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
28 February
Maturation
Matured in 14% new and 86% 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
Excellent vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)
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2019 2018 2015 2014 2013 2012
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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. Yields were down due to ‘hen and chicken’ (berries of different sizes), caused by cold, wet conditions during flowering. Shiraz yields were the most affected by these factors, influenced by hail and severe wind causing poor fruit set. 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 Barossa Valley and an early onset of vintage.

Reviews

Mike Bennie The Wine Front

July, 9 2021

"Barossa cabernet on song. While potent and inky there’s beautiful glide and succulence to this wine. Layers of panforte, dark cherry, plum, smoke, black olive and salt bush here. Flavours extend long, the wine almost sinewy with fine tannin structure and laid back power. There’s a great deal of savouriness to this wine, a saline, minerally vein too. It’s kind of refreshing in a way too, the finish mouth-watering and clear. Wonderful drinking, great future ahead."

94
Huon Hooke The Real Review

May, 28 2021

"Deep red colour with a tinge of purple in the rim. The bouquet is reserved and shy, with a note of blackberry jam, its sweetness on the bouquet turning very drying in the mouth thanks to pervasive tannins. There’s a hint of leafiness and the wine is linear and sinewy, long and slightly chewy in its aftertaste. There is undoubted concentration here but it’s young and firm with a slight tannic bitterness, and needs a bit more time to mellow."

 

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