Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium Barossa, South Australia, 2010
A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Screw cap closure, 14.5% abv, Great Western Wine, about £29
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears.
Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, developing, with aromas of sweet lifted blackcurrant, rich over-ripe black cherry, menthol and vanilla, with an oaky hint.
Palate: a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, silky smooth well-integrated tannins, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body, of medium (+) intensity, with flavours of warm blackcurrant juice, blackcurrant boiled sweets, ripe black cherry, with spicy and chocolatey notes. A long length with a clean smooth low-key grippy finish.
Quality: a very good quality wine, with perfect acidity and alcohol balance, which are harmonious with the flavour intensity. A wine of very good flavour concentration, of modest complexity now, but with the character to develop in cellar for a further 5-7 years.