Henschke “Henry’s Seven” 2010

Henschke "Henry's Seven" 2010

The search for a Shiraz or Shiraz blend continues. This one is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier and Mourvédre from a seven acre vineyard in Keyneton in the Eden Valley, planted by Henry Evans in 1853. Hence the name. $25 ish from Dan Murphys. Sealed under screwcap. 14.5% abv. Quite a lovely nose: blackberries and plums, cinnamon and five spice. Rich fruits on the palate too, silky tannins, though perhaps straying into a touch into booziness. Finish is quite strong with dry spices and lift. I would add as a postscript that it was improved by blending with some Wickhams Road Pinot Noir. Still, all up, very satisfying.

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