2022 Henschke Henry's Seven
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2022 Henschke Henry's Seven

Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$32. 99
$395.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2023-2028)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Henry’s Seven is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Kyneton in 1853. A blend of 72% Shiraz, 15% Grenache, 11% Mataro and 2% Viognier. The Viognier was co-fermented with the Shiraz and maturation took place in seasoned French oak hogsheads for a period of 8 months.
Very deep black dark purple colour with a dark red purple hue. Alluring scents of dark plum, dark raspberry and liquorice weave their way through the olfactory senses followed by a faint whiff of apricot, vanillin cedar and spicy fennel. Fleshy and juicy the medium to full bodied palate is layered with dark plum, raspberry and liquorice fruits which overlay a spicy back drop of vanillin cedar and peppered earth characters. Velvety tannins finishing fresh and succulent.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
Always a delicious and alluring wine, Henry’s Seven is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Viognier from the Barossa (72%, 15%, 11% and just a dollop of 2% for the Viognier, respectively). The Viognier is co-fermented with Shiraz, while the Grenache and Mataro are fermented separately. The wine is matured in seasoned French oak for eight months. A vibrant magenta hue, we have aromas of chocolate, dried herbs, tobacco leaves, spices, a touch of mocha and cassis. Showing a seamless, seductive texture, there is bright acidity and good length, finishing with slightly chalky tannins. With good focus and balance throughout, this is delicious now and will be over the next five to eight years, longer in good cellars over which time has the potential to improve on this score. Drink 2023-2031.
94 points
Ken Gargett – WinePilot.com

The beautify of the season is captured wonderfully in this excellent blend of shiraz, grenache, mataro and a tony amount of viognier. Bright high energy red fruits with a spicy lift on the finish. Its more in the medium bodied zone but it certainly packs plenty of palate intensity delivered with a degree of finesse largely as a result of the subtle use of seasoned oak. This is a wine that has moved from its early iterations to one of more sophistication and poise.
95 points