Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2009
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: 14.5%
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%.
Dark garnet red with violet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, ripe mulberry and spiced satsuma plum with a hint of cassis. The palate is rich and complex with juicy ripe plum and red currant fruits while the savory, fine, layered tannins provide a long and velvety finish.
Blend: 62% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
"Deep garnet, bright; a decidedly savoury bouquet showing cedar, olive, hoi sin and bramble; medium-bodied and showing a little toasty oak on the palate, the fresh acidity and minerally complexity provides a long and harmonious conclusion. Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc."
Australian Wine Companion
"Blended of 62% shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Keyneton Euphonium has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of warm plums, creme de cassis and blueberries over toast, salami, baking spices and tar. Medium to full bodied with rich, mouth-filling fruit, it has a great backbone of crisp acid, medium to firm finely grained tannins, and finishes long. Still taut in the mouth, it should drink best 2013 to 2020+."
The Wine Advocate
"Medium-weight, with focused red plum and spice flavors, finishing with a gentle crescendo that picks up strength with each sip. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc."
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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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Learn About Barossa Valley
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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...
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