2017 Henschke The Wheelwright Shiraz

Another outstanding release from Henschke and one for the cellar...

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Further Information

Brand Henschke
Region Eden Valley, South Australia
Varietal Shiraz
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.5%
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Certified Organic
Organically Grown
Vegetarian

Description

The Wheelwright pays tribute to the founding father of the Henschke winery and vineyards, winemaker Johann Christian Henschke. He was among the first generation of the early Barossa German pioneers of South Australia and established the family winery in 1868. Johann Christian arrived as a skilled stonemason and wheelwright and planted his first vineyards in the high country of the picturesque Eden Valley. This wine is produced from Old-Vine shiraz planted in 1968, a century later, by fourth-generation Cyril Henschke. Decanting is recommended before serving. The inaugural release, the 2015 vintage, marked 150 years of Henschke family winemaking.

Smells

Lifted aromas of red plum, red currant, blue and black berries, rose hip and black pepper, with notes of bay leaf, sage, crushed flowering herbs, anise, and hints of cedar.

Tastes

The palate is rich and plush, deep, and concentrated with layers of spicy red cherry and red currant, interwoven with anise and vanilla. Balanced acidity gives freshness and poise, finishing with elegant, velvety, fine-grained tannins for a long fruit-driven finish. A wine for the long-haul and will easily cellar 20 years+

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