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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

The Story

The Barossa hills village of Keyneton, pioneered by pastoralist Joseph Keynes in 1842, was a musical and cultural focus for the early settlers, and was home to the Henschke Family Brass Band and the Henschke winery. The Henschke Family Band was founded in 1888 by Paul Gotthard Henschke and later led by third-generation Paul Alfred Henschke, and featured wonderful wind instruments such as a B flat euphonium, cornet and E flat clarinet. The B flat euphonium, a large brass wind instrument, was made by the famous Zimmermann factory in Leipzig, Germany, in the late 19th century. The instruments were imported by musical entrepreneur, Carl Engel of Adelaide in the late 1900s and have been lovingly restored and remain in the Henschke family.

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Henschke 2015 Keyneton Euphonium – Cab/Shiraz blend, with Merlot and Cab Franc. 66% Shiraz, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, matured in 20% new and 80% ‘seasoned’ French oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. An attractively supple effort. Sappy, herbal, cold tea, warm earth with a little hay/compost note emerging. Dark chocolate took over towards the finish and continued to dominate. A little nutty oak. Tannins are firmer and a little more pronounced than for most of the wines of this release. An underlying flick of acidity and some early complexity. Decent length, although not overly intense. 92.

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Origin

South Australia, Eden Valley

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