Soft, rich and bright spicy peppery fruit on the palate. The texture is juicy and lush with layers of velvety tannins and great length.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
61% Shiraz, 24% Grenache, 8% Viognier and 7% Mourvèdre grapes grown in the Barossa (Barossa Valley and Eden Valley).
Vibrant red with violet hues.
Lifted aromas of raspberries, rosehip and plums with hints of kitchen spices and pepper.
The palate is lively and complex with red fruits; nicely balanced, a lush texture and chewy tannins.
Excellent vintage, 10+ years
The Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier, Mourvèdre 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 wine grapes. 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.