2018 Keyneton Estate Euphonium, Henschke, Barossa

2018 Keyneton Estate Euphonium, Henschke, Barossa

Old vine wine, vines from 50 years of age plus, with all the associated concentration and richness. Vibrant and ripe with blackberry, plum, pure and plush in style. Violets, black pepper and cedar notes. Bright and balanced with fine-grained tannins and silky texture.

Critic score
93.5/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
  • Grape
    65% Shiraz/Syrah
    23% Cabernet Sauvignon
    9% Cabernet Franc
    3% Merlot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2038info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

The 2018 Keyneton Euphonium is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and carries a profusion of dusty black tannin and brooding purple fruit. There are notes of meat broth, field mushrooms, fresh leather, blackberry, brown sugar and a molasses character. I know from some of the other Henschke reds that the fruit actually rises above the structure with a decant (or time in the glass), so this is recommended in order to catch the beautiful 2018 fruit on offer here. This is a savory wine—layered and long.

Erin Larkin, robertparker.com (April 2023)

65/23/9/3% shiraz/cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc/merlot grown in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Matured in 71/29% French(20% new) and American oak hogsheads for 18 months. Detail is a wonderful thing. If you stick your nose in the glass and close your eyes, perhaps tilt your head just so, you can pick out the individual components of this wine, yet they mesh together perfectly. Juicy berry and plum fruits, abundant spice, fine-grind tannin grip, a fine lacy acid line and an elegant, perfectly poised, slow fade out of pure fruit.

Dave Brooks, Halliday’s Wine Companion (March 2023)

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