Henschke Five Shilling Shiraz Mataro Barossa 750mL (Case of 6)
Henschke Five Shilling Shiraz Mataro - Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley). Very deep crimson in colour. Deeply perfumed aromas of Satsuma plum, blueberry and forest berries are supported by lifted floral notes and hints of mace, nutmeg and white pepper. Delicious vibrant red currant and bramble fruit flavours lead to subtle blue fruits, black pepper and earthy notes of crushed oregano and roasted root vegetables, while rich and textural layers of fine, velvety tannins provide a long, plush finish.
Henschke Five Shilling Shiraz Mataro Barossa 750mLProduct Information Vintage 2018 Grape varieties 70% Shiraz 30% Mataro Technical Details Alcohol 14.5%pH 3.55Acidity 6.1g/L750mL Harvest Date 14 March - 18 April Maturation Matured in 100% seasoned (78% French, 22% American) oak hogsheads for 8 months prior to blending and bottling. Background Five Shillings pays tribute to Paul Gotthard, the second-generation Henschke winemaker of the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers of South Australia. In 1862 he and his pioneering father Johann Christian established the Henschke winery in the high country of the historic Eden Valley, planted seven acres of vines, and in 1868 sold the first wines. In 1873, after a transfer of five shillings, he continued on the winemaking tradition from his father and began to build a reputation for quality wines. Among the first wines they produced in the 1860s were ‘dry white’ (likely made from riesling) and ‘dry red’ (likely made from shiraz and mataro). This wine replicates the blend of Gotthard's early ‘dry reds’ and is produced from low yielding, ungrafted, biodynamically grown Eden Valley shiraz planted on 540 million-year-old red-brown earths, and blended with mataro growing on the sandy soils of the Barossa Valley. The exceptional quality of the fruit in 2016 has allowed the Henschke family to make a special limited production of this wine.
Henschke Five Shilling Shiraz Mataro Barossa Tasting Notes"Beautiful fruit, suede-like softness and flavour, ample earth and ample spice. The free-form expression of this, the lack of overt oak (it’s 10% new), the exuberance; everything here works to sweep you into its world. It has fruit sweetness but in a contained, deliberate way. This shiraz-mataro blend is thoroughly gorgeous drinking, even as a one year old. “Shiraz has black pepper spice, Mataro has white pepper/mace spice, and they seem to work together,” Stephen Henschke says. Too right. Gorgeous to drink."
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