Henschke "Henry's Seven" Red 2017
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JS 93] [WS 91]
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Deep garnet with violet hues. A striking bouquet of ripe plum, raspberry, blueberry and notes of blackberry intertwine with savory notes of cracked black pepper, flowering herbs, fresh tarragon and bay leaf. Dark plum, berry compote, rhubarb and raspberry flavors lead to a peppery mid-palate of vibrant red berry acidity and fine-grained tannins, finishing with lingering flavors of mulberry and black pepper.
Viognier co-fermented with shiraz; grenache and mataro fermented separately. Matured in 10% new and 90% seasoned French hogsheads for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
Varietal Composition: 73% Shiraz, 17% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Viognier
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - James Suckling:
"This has a very impressively fresh and vibrant nose with boysenberries and raspberries, as well as cherries on offer. There's richness and ripeness to the palate here with a fresh, assertive yet very approachable palate. A blend of 73% shiraz (co-fermented with 5% viognier), 17% grenache and 5% mataro. Drink over the next eight years. Screw cap." (16 May, 2019)
91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This refined red offers up-front smoky, peppery aromas, with touches of smoked paprika and espresso mingling with the dense blueberry and blackberry flavors at the core. The tannins are firm but polished, revealing hints of dried floral and mocha on the finish. Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2031. 400 cases imported." - MW (Oct 31, 2019)