It’s mostly Shiraz with almost equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot.
Has a pastille theme in perfume and flavour. Smells of wet logs, briary berry fruit, that sweet pastille hit, then earthiness. Rustic kind of charm. To taste, sweetness upfront, cedary notes throughout and a kind of medium-bodied transparent texture that feels pretty good to drink but not quite stuffed fully. That being said, some fine, succulent tannin work tightens things up, some graphite-like minerality complexity too. Mellowness with time will suit the wine. 92+ Points, Drink: 2014-2029 - Mike Bennie, Wine Front
Henschke’s Euphonium is a (66%) shiraz-based red with inputs from (19%) cabernet sauvignon, (10%) merlot and (5%) cabernet franc.
The cabernet influence is clear. It sets the wine on a clear quality course; plum and blackcurrant flavours pour through bay leaves, dust and dried herbs, cedary oak tying it together. Tannin comes in fine sheets, and the aftertaste lingers appreciably. Excellent release. “A vintage like 2015 highlights how well these varieties work together,” Stephen Henschke notes. Gold medal quality in a canter. 94 points. – Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front.