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2009 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

Henschke Keyneton

Last week at Cav’s Steakhouse on Australia’s Gold Coast we cracked a bottle of South Australian stalwart Henschke’s Keyneton Euphonium which is a multi-regional, multi-varietal blend consisting of the following breakdown:  62% shiraz, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot and 7% cabernet franc grown in the Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley).

A sound South Australian product, the blend contains a highly perfumed bouquet with an attractive sweetness which clung to the glass in a very tempting fashion.

We paired this delightful wine to a meal of delicious steaks (for which Cav’s is rightly famous for in the Gold Coast region).  My meal (king rump) was actually cooked to perfection as a rare leaning medium rare with a firm helping of sides as pictured.

The wine itself?  Inspired pairing of currants, oak and spices garnished with a hint of liquorish and cloves.  A lively medium body concluding with a lingering, smooth finish.  This one is still quite young and might not really be suited to merlot or pinot noir drinkers, but would inspire cabernet fans and also perhaps fans of shiraz.

Henschke Keyneton EuphoniumMeal

Drinking?  Now – 2022+

2006 Garage Wines Chris Hill Reserve Shiraz

Garage WinesRegion: Adelaide Hills, South Australia

This was a great choice for dinner with family, being smooth and enjoyable drinking.  A strong plum or cherry colour with berry and a touch of spice with no heavy tannins.  A medium bodied wine which went well with salmon and chicken dishes as well as red meats.

Website: Garage Wines