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 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.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Very youthful with a dense purple colour and bright, fresh, aromas of pepper and mined spices, raspberry and dark cherry. The tannins are powdery fine and it's already deliciously drinkable and elegant, although its just a baby. Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine (JUL/2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson with violet hues.
Intense aromas of red and blue fruits, ripe plums and morello cherries are lifted by notes of exotic florals and stone-fruits, with mocha and bitter chocolate nuances.
The palate shows rich, lush and juicy wild berry and satsuma plum flavours, with a hint of anise and kirsch; velvety, fine-grained tannins provide texture and length for a beautifully svelte finish.
Excellent vintage, 5+ years (from vintage).