Henschke Henrys Seven Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2021
95 POINT RATED THE WINE PILOT 93 POINT RATED THE REAL REVIEW & THE VINTAGE JOURNAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ BLEND FROM HENSCHKE
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- 95 POINT RATED KEN GARGETT THE WINE PILOT
- 93 POINT RATED AARON BRASHER THE REAL REVIEW
- 93 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD THE VINTAGE JOURNAL
- 90 POINT RATED ERIN LARKIN THE WINE ADVOCATE
- WINNER OF JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY OF THE YEAR
Deep crimson with magenta hues. Fragrant aromas of red currant, raspberry, blueberry and plum with spicy lifts of bay leaf, sage, black pepper and nutmeg. The juicy supple palate is rich and textured with spicy berry fruits, and well-balanced by fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins for a long, elegant finish.
95 Point Rated - Ken Gargett The Wine Pilot
"Beautifully aromatic, it oozes dark berry notes and charcuterie. Bergamot, graphite and a hint of orange rind. This is seamless, offers the silkiest of tannins and exemplary length. An exquisitely beautiful wine. A good ten years ahead of it. "
93 Point Rated - Aaron Brasher The Real Review
"Really youthful, bright and lively in the glass. Aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, limestone, dried herbs, violets and spice. Rich and fleshy on the palate, there's a plush core of satsuma plum, blueberry, sarsaparilla, anise and a lick of menthol There's plenty of generosity here. Tannins are structured and shapely and the acidity has real crunch and purpose to it."
93 Point Rated - Andrew Caillard The Vintage Journal
"Deep crimson. Intense black cherry, graphite, dark chocolate aromas with hints of stone fruit and aniseed. Concentrated black cherry, dark plum, praline flavours, with some apricot notes, fine chalky dry/ grippy textures and roasted walnut notes. Finishes firm with chinotto, dark berry fruits. Sturdy and compact with very good density and vigour. Should unfold with bottle age and best to wait for a while."
90 Point Rated - Erin Larkin The Wine Advocate
“The 2021 Henry's Seven has a purity to the expression of blackberry fruit in the mouth—it is vibrant and luminescent and succulent. There are notes of tobacco leaf, raspberry leaf tea, bramble, aniseed and a crack of pink peppercorns..."
The 2021 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines from both the entire Barossa region though there were reduced yields caused by poor conditions at flowering and we had an extremely dry winter, spring and summer in 2019/2020. The 2019 winter and spring resulted in the driest start to the growing season ever, in line with 1939 and 1961. November was a challenging month with some frosts and wet and windy conditions during flowering. Significant heatwaves from mid-December to the end of January reduced shoot growth and berry size, however at the end of the month over 40mm of rain fell, alleviating the stress just before veraison, followed by a cool ripening period in February with just three days over 30°C. Vintage was early, beginning in late February and finishing by late March. The fruit ripened in near perfect conditions, resulting in optimal and excellent wine quality (colour, aromatics, flavour and tannin maturity). Bunches were in loose, open and pristine clusters, while the yield remained quite low at about 50% of average. The 2020 wines are intense in colour, exceptionally fragrant, spicy and well-structured.
Viognier co-fermented with shiraz; grenache and mataro fermented separately. Matured in 5% new and 95% seasoned French hogsheads for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
72% Shiraz 13% Grenache 12% Mataro 3% Viognier
Barossa & Eden Valley
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