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2019 Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium, Barossa 6x75cl

DE93
“A rich, deep nose of sweet, ripe plum and blackcurrant, with mocha. The palate is drier – not as ripe or plush as the nose suggests. Although it's just 25% of the blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon... leads with vivid, fresh blackcurrant and cassis notes plus tobacco and graphite undertones. The plum emerges with air and has a certain viscosity, but not the sweetness of jam. Dusty tannins firm up on the finish.” Drink 2024-2039 93 points, Sarah Ahmed, www.decanter.com “The 2019 Keyneton Euphonium leads with dried rose petals and pomegranate molasses, sumac, bone broth and salted licorice. In the mouth, the wine has a salty, soy/Lion's Mane character, alongside the cassis and bramble. The wine is lighter and finer than I would expect from this season, and it has a silky flow in the mouth. It has an Italianate character to the wine: it is savory and spicy, with very fine acidity and some floral high notes here. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.” Drink 2024-2039 92 points, Erin Larkin, www.robertparker.com “Full screwcapped bottle 1,233 g. 52% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot grown in the Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley regions). Harvest 26 February to 16 April. Matured in 17% new and 83% seasoned (80% French, 20% American) oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. TA 6.1 g/l, pH 3.59. The 2015 was a wine of the week in 2020. Transparent, shaded garnet. Very mellow, well-integrated blend. Very luxuriously textured. Well-judged blend that's already approachable. Blackcurrants, blackberries and sagebrush. Lots of drive and when you taste this, you do wonder where they are going to go next, upwards the price scale. What's wrong with this? Many congratulations to the Henschke family and their growers. Very long. Went beautifully with roast beef.” Drink 2024-2034 17.5 points, Jancis Robinson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com
£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2013 Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley 6x75cl

DE97
“This Museum & Rare Collection release maintains a firm but fine backbone of polished tannins which, together with the youthful primary fruit (predominantly black), brings potency and great... presence to the palate. Sage, winter greens and underripe strawberry lend nuance and freshness. There is subtle viscosity too, with tertiary tapenade character and nutty, savoury oak. But there's plenty of mileage here too, with mouth-coating tannins and cleansing acidity to the finish.” Drink 2024-2043 97 pts., Sarah Ahmed, www.decanter.com “The 2013 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz hails from a drought year—it was tough. In fact, the 2014 Edelstone was released before the 2013. Yet now, we look at this wine, 11 years from harvest, and the wine is svelte and seamless in its flow of flavor across the palate, with pomegranate molasses, alpine mint, dried herbs, a hint of arnica, rose petals and black cherry. It is chewy, elegant and spiced. It's a lovely wine that has decades to go. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under Vinolok. As it happens, the 2024 vintage is Henschke's 156th vintage. Pretty remarkable.” Drink 2024-2048 96+ pts., Erin Larkin, www.robertparker.com
£850 / Case£141.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley 6x75cl

RP95
"Hung deli meat, star anise and blackberry adorn the nose of the 2017 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz. Discerning this is akin to peering over the counter at an Italian deli, with meat, cheeses and... garlic hanging from the ceiling: it's enveloping and welcome. On the palate, the wine is bright and concentrated, with layers of salted blueberry, licorice and staunch (yet fine) tannins. It has flexibility and pliability, but it also has shape and form—all of it encased in a medium-bodied shell. It is savory and lean above all else, with bacon fat adorning all edges." 95+ pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£3,330 / Case£555 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Penfolds, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

RP94
"The Barossa has the ability to convey a sense of place, dirt and air in the glass. The trick is to not get in the way—a cooper does not terroir make. Despite not being the dominant region in this... blend (for specificity: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Clare Valley), the Barossa makes a potent contribution. Here, in the 2020 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, the concentrated, dry and warm vintage is on show and provides a splay of earthy, dense fruit, stretched over a framework of savory tannin. Despite Penfolds's reputation for big tannins/big oak, the fruit here overpowers both and streams out over the long finish. The heart of Barossa is here. Very good. Will get better." 94 pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£126 / Case£21 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2017 Penfolds, Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra 6x75cl

VM92
@Dark violet color. Aromas of ripe dark berries, candied flowers and baking spices, olong with hints of cola and mocha. Shows very good depth os well as energy to its sweet cherry-cold and blackberry... flovors, which spread out steadily through the bock half. Closes long, smoky and smooth, with repenting spiciness and even tannins that add subtle grip." 92 pts., Josh Raynolds, vinous.com
£114 / Case£19 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

JR17
"Attractive and pronounced nose, notes of grilled bacon and meat with a leathery gamey note. There’s plenty of freshness and rounded but firm tannins. Excellent cedary oak spice and a linear and polished mouthfeel." 17+ pts., Alistair Cooper MW, jancisrobinson.com
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate