Henschke Henry's Seven 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 107664
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP92
  • WE91
  • JH91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH90

Winemaker's Notes

Deep crimson in colour. Aromas of sweet, lifted, spicy blueberries, plums, blackberries, anise and mace, with stone-fruit and floral hints. Showing soft, rich and bright spicy peppery fruit on the palate. The texture is juicy and lush with layers of velvety tannins and great length.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Henry’s Seven is composed of 65% Shiraz, 20% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, and 7% Viognier aged for 14 months in seasoned oak. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits an expressive nose of cedar, mineral, black cherry, black raspberry, and blueberry. On the palate this full-bodied effort offers racy flavors, plenty of spice, outstanding depth and grip, and a silky finish. It can be enjoyed over the next six years."
92 Points

"Roughly two-thirds Shiraz, the 2006 Henry’s Seven is a lush, full-bodied blend that combines dark, feral notes of cola and cured meats with brighter red-fruit flavors and an herbal tinge. It’s a bit warm on the finish, but that only serves to accentuate its spicy complexity. Drink now–2012."
91 Points

"A lively, approachable, soft and silky blend where all of the parts play a role; right now the viognier dominates with accentuated florals, but over time the more robust character of the other varieties will shine. Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre/Viognier."
91 Points

"A solid red, with distinctly peppery character carrying through from the first whiff to the final sip, offering dark berry and black olive flavors. Some won't like the touch of bitterness on the finish, but this feels balanced. Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2012."
90 Points

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Style: Smooth & Supple
A marvelous red blend! One of the few I have tried for the first time on wine.com and then reordered!
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drinking now or never---good every day wine
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The Henschke family have been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in Eden Valley in 1862. Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and single-vineyard wines, including the world-famous Shiraz wines, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone in the 1950s. Fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue are one of the most lauded winemaking teams...

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The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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