Still superb red blend. Smooth as silk and lovely mouth coating texture. Oodles of dark fruit, just enough acidity and gentle but still present very mild tannins. So pleased we still have 12 in the cellar!
For some reason this is my first note - halfway through 3 cases! Initially showing a nice mature rim but lots of oak still on the nose and disjointed with alcohol showing. Really needs 2hrs in a decanter to settle, when it shows a lovely rich mouthfeel. Not a dense, jammy wine - much more elegant, with savoury and subtle spices (rather than white pepper) with strawberry and blackberry flavours. Very good and has plenty of acidity to hold. Drink now to 2025. Love Henschke.
Pretty massive now and sediment heavy ... too fruit n booze on opening for me ... however ... after a careful decant and breathing (4 hours plus) this utter gem opened up and revealed juicy depth of flavour and amazing nose that proved this £33pounder was a real deal. No idea how much longer this has to run (not long I suspect...) but was an utter joy for me on a chilly night in front of the log burner...just me and the dog and a juicy steak and yorkshires with gravy! Cheers...x
PnP. Big wine. Dark fruits, with spice overlay. There was some alcohol at first but it blew off quickly. Although rustic at first, this became an elegant wine. I was pretty tired after flying across the country on a very early flight and my perception was a little dull but this was extremely enjoyable.
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