2010 Henschke "Keyneton Estate Euphonium" Barossa Valley Red Blend
A 70/18/12% blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Strong crimson-purple; a richly robed and structured blend, with an array of black fruits, plum, spice and a dash of dark chocolate; the oak and tannin contributions are both important, pivotal to the texture, structure and longevity of the wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Keyneton Euphonium is a blend of 70% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot that reveals lovely, crushed blueberry and warm blackberry notes fused with hints of black currant cordial, vanilla, dried Provencal herbs and mint. Medium to full-bodied, it has a concentrated and muscular core supported by a crisp acid line and a firm backbone of grainy tannins throughout the long finish. Approachable now, it will drink to 2021+. (92+)
Tasted at the Icons of Australia tasting along side Henschke's Mt. Edelstone and Hill of Grace bottlings and this wine probably showed better than both! One of the highlights of the year for me. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Australian Wine Buyer) Winemaker's Notes: "This magnificent wine is grown in Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. It is matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. Tasting Notes: Deep red magenta in colour. An intense nose of dark forest fruits, plums, dried herbs and spices with hints of anise, cassis and cedar. The concentrated palate is lush and rich showing bright fruit characters; nicely textured with velvety tannins, elegant structure and a long finish."