Henschke Barossa 2002

Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium, Keyneton, Barossa Valley, Wine of Australia, 2002

A blend of 70% shiraz, 20% c. sauvignon and 10% merlot;  natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, £27 Roberson Wine.

Needs decanting.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby tending to garnet, showing distinct tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, developing, with opening aromas of black berry fruit and menthol; then blackcurrant, wet prune, black olive and cedar, and fleetingly vanilla.

Palate – a dry wine, with medium acidity, smooth well-integrated medium tannins, medium (+) alcohol and a full body, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of black currant boiled sweets, spicy black cherry, black olive and a little cedar again.  The length is long with a clean finish.

Quality – a very good quality wine, smooth and harmonious with a balance between alcohol and acidity, a lovely nose of black fruit starting to evolve tertiary notes, with good concentration of flavour, and a moderately complex nose and palate.  the length is long with a clean smooth finish.

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