Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2007

Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2007

$38. I want my money back. That’ll teach me for not doing any research. A blend of what looks like stuff they had left over, but probably isn’t: 50% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc.

Black currants, black plums and sweet furniture polish. A short palate that showed tar, raspberries, dried meat, jam, and a slice of sweet slippery alcohol. Unbalanced and thin, and I think though the sweetness will sometimes give the impression of weight and flavour, it is only a facade. Oh, there is also some bitterness on the finish. Looked a bit better on the second night, but perhaps my expectations were lower. Sealed under screwcap. 14.5% abv. As Kevin Kline says in “A Fish Called Wanda”: Disappointed! 82 points.

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9 Responses to Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2007

  1. simm says:

    I haven’t really liked this wine (well, the Keyneton Estate) since the 96.

  2. Lincoln says:

    Damn…. I have the 06 Euphonium on the tasting bench too…

  3. simm says:

    I can’t remember which was the last vintage I actually tasted. Might have been the 05 or 06. It was dirty, but I couldn’t place the fault at the time. Just dirty.

  4. Gw says:

    Yes. Poor value.

  5. Gw says:

    Ps. 93 from Halliday and one of Matt Skinners wines of the year. Go figure.

  6. via collins says:

    Did you get to the 06 Lincoln?

    I’ve enjoyed that one on a few occasions now, would be curious to hear if you found a step up from this nasty experience!

    As soon as I tasted the 06, it was “I want more”.

  7. Lincoln says:

    Not yet.

  8. michel says:

    thanks for the heads up- i have pondered over this at Dan’s.

  9. Fred says:

    I thought 07 was a fantastic drop!!!!!!!

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