Henschke Henry's Seven 2012
James HallidayA 68/13/6/5% blend of shiraz, grenache, viognier (co-fermented) and mourvedre; 100% 2-5-year-old French oak. Vivid purple-crimson; fragrant, almost flowery bouquet, Schillings Block diagonally opposite Hill of Grace; supple red cherry/plum; very fine tannins.
Wine AdvocateAlso a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier and Mourvedre, the 2012 Henry's Seven has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with a wonderfully perfumed nose of violets and lavender over a core of black raspberries, black cherries and red currants plus some spice cake and cinnamon toast nuances. Medium to full-bodied and bursting with gorgeous, mouth-filling red berry flavors, it has crisp acid and a low to medium level of soft tannins before finishing long. Very approachable now, it should keep to 2019+.