Henschke Johann's Garden GSM 2006
Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
68% grenache, 17% mourvèdre and 15% shiraz.
Bright crimson in color. Sweet ripe lifted aromas of cherry plums, raspberry, rhubarb and anise. Hints of spicy nutmeg, clove and mace with smoky cedar nuances. The palate is rich and full with supple layered fleshy texture and ripe sweet plum/prune flavors; concentrated and complex with layers of velvety tannins, good balance, weight and length.
"The 2006 Johann’s Garden is a blend of 68% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, and 15% Shiraz aged for 12 months in seasoned oak. Medium crimson-colored, it emits a sexy aromatic array of lavender, wood smoke, forest floor, leather, cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a broad-shouldered, ripe, easygoing wine with savory, complex flavors, excellent depth, and a long, soft finish. This pleasure-bent wine can be enjoyed over the next eight years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Offers red plum, blackberry and floral flavors over light but crisp tannins, with a delectable balance that lets the fruit sing sweetly through the long, expressive finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2014. 105 cases imported. "
"Johann’s Garden gives consumers a taste of the Henschke mystique at a reasonable price. A blend of 68% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre and 15% Shiraz, it offers restrained, elegant aromas of cherry and cassis with a lifted hint of mint, then adds richer notes of coffee and chocolate on the palate. It’s full-bodied and creamy in texture, with a lush, mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2016. "
"Aromatic and fresh; a light- to medium-bodied array of raspberry, red cherry and plum flavours with fine tannins and minimal oak; early drinking. "
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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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