The medium garnet-purple 2014 Henry’s Seven shows both black and red berries, spices and some floral/potpourri notes; there are also hints of eucalyptus. This blend has a medium to full body and nice earthiness, with savory characteristics, concentration, chewiness and good length.
The shiraz, grenache, mataro, viognier blend is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry’s death in 1868, his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the winegrapes. This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.