Henschke Marble Angels Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Marble angels is a reference to Julius Henschke, artist and sculptor, whose work is included in Adelaide’s War Memorial. Marble angels were one of his favourite motifs. The Henschke connection runs deep because the white Angaston marble Julius worked with was quarried next to the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard – the source of grapes for this wine – at Light Pass. Marble Angels arrives ripe fruited, soft, warm and approachable, bringing some famed Barossa Valley hospitality to the glass. The ’21 vintage was viewed as exceptional in many quarters. The richness and generosity of flavour here supports that view. Intense black fruits and lively spices dictate the style and flow of the wine while dried herbs play a supporting role providing extra detail. The wine is delivered via supple tannins, showing good balance and great concentration of fruit.