2013 Henschke "Keyneton Euphonium" Shiraz-Cabernet Barossa Valley South Australia
A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc which says more about the vineyard and the Henschke winemaking expertise than the fruit composition. All the flavours are, as usual, fused together, oak and tannins providing context.
It's nice to see the quality of this wine reach new heights, as it's still relatively affordable within the Henschke context. The blend includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 2013 shows a slightly austere side, an aristocratic reserve, but the flavors are classic. Pencil Shavings, mint, cassis and cigar box finish with great drive, length and dusty tannins.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Henschke's 2013 Keyneton Euphonium is deep garnet-purple in color and exudes lovely, expressive blackberries and cherries on the nose, with menthol, pepper, anise and cloves—plus a waft of fragrant earth. A full, rich and concentrated blend, with firm and grainy tannins, this wine is well balanced and possesses great structure. (LPB)
Supple and elegant, with a mix of black olive, sage and berry flavors. The spice and licorice notes have an effortlessness and seamlessness about them. Lingering finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 340 cases imported. (MW)