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Henschke Abbotts Prayer Merlot Cabernet 2013

£301.50

(£50.24 bottle)

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Very deep crimson in colour. Sweet, spicy aromas of violets, forest hints, dusty mulberries and blueberries with cedar and fruit cake. A lush, concentrated, sweet ripe palate layered with great texture and fruit flavours; intense and complex. Excellent depth and structure, fine-grained tannins and a very long finish.

Quantity

Grape varieties:   36% Cabernet Sauvignon  64% Merlot

Producer:    Henschke

Region:  Eden Valley

Alcohol Content:   14.00%

Food matching note:

Asian salad of seared pigeon breast.

History:

The story of the Henschke family and their wines has almost as many layers and facets as a great vintage of Mt Edelstone or Hill of Grace Shiraz: this is one producer for whom the descriptor New World seems utterly inappropriate in anything but geographical terms. Its an inescapably involving saga, from Johann Christian Henschkes emigration from German Silesia in 1841 in search of religious freedom, to the planting of two legendary vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mt

Edelstone.

Fourth generation Cyril Henschke was a pioneer of single varietal planting at a time when Australia was awash with blends and fortifieds but was also continuing a philosophy which began over a century ago with the planting of Mt Edelstone to 100% Shiraz. With the fifth generation winemaker-viticulturist couple of Stephen and Prue famed the world over for their

passionate pursuit of education and sustainable practices, has any aspect of the Henschke saga been left unexplored? If there has, perhaps its the Henschkes activities in the cooler climes of the Adelaide Hills, where they were among the early pioneers of the regions renaissance in the late 1970s. These wines with Giles Pinot Noir a stand-out offer a new perspective on the Henschke winemaking ethos.

Tasting Note:

Very deep crimson in colour. Sweet, spicy aromas of violets, forest hints, dusty mulberries and blueberries with cedar and fruit cake. A lush, concentrated, sweet ripe palate layered with great texture and fruit flavours; intense and complex. Excellent depth and structure, fine-grained tannins and a very long finish.

Henschke Abbotts Prayer Merlot Cabernet 2013

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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles