2006

Keyneton Estate Euphonium Barossa Henschke

Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Wine information

Region

Barossa Valley, Australia

Grape

Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Vintage

2006

Goes well with

Plain entrecôte, rosbif and aromatic soft cheeses

Degustation notes

Dark ruby colour, a fragrant nose that opens directly into generous aromas of fruit soaked in alcohol, cherry cake and tobacco, notes of mint on the palate with fruity sweetness, rich in extracts with an ample finish.

Awards

James Halliday - 95

Special notes

The Barossa hills village of Keyneton, pioneered by cattle farmer Joseph Keynes in 1842, was a musical and cultural focus for earlysettlers, such as the Henschke Family Brass Band and the Henschke Winery. This brass band survived generations and featured wonderful wind instruments such as a B flat euphonium, cornet and E flat clarinet, which have been restored and are still in the family. The historic Keyneton district has been the home of up to seven wineries during its period of settlement. The B flat euphonium, a large brass wind instrument, was made by the famous Zimmermann factory in Leipzig, Germany, in the late 19th century. A musical entrepreneur, Carl Engel of Adelaide was responsible for importing musical instruments into South Australia at this time. It has a deep amber coloured lacquer and is adorned with decorative metalwork on the body and slides not seen on more recent instruments. Again, it has a warmer and more subtle tonal quality than its modern counterparts.

Alcohol content

14.5%

Allergy info

contains: sulfit

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2019

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Screw top

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Country of production

  • Australia

Supplier

  • Coop Info Service
  • Postfach 2550, 4002 Basel
  • Phone: 0848 888 444

Ratings

Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0 1 rating and 1 review

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2006)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Fantastic wine, great year ready to drink. Smooth South Australian terroir, not as big as many Australian wines and good introduction or re-introduction one of the best.