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Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace

Wine Details

Vineyard

Henschke

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) 100% shiraz grapes from pre-phylloxera material brought from Europe by the early German settlers in the mid 1800s and grown in the Eden Valley wine region.Very deep crimson in colour. Sweet blackberries, cherries and plums with anise, spicy peppery characters and vanillin aromas. The palate is concentrated and rich with complex flavours, great length and finishes with velvety, silky soft tannins.Hill of Grace is a unique delineated single historic vineyard. The famous century-old Hill of Grace vi...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. Explosive if idiosyncratic aromas of tobacco, pepper, black olive, mocha and hot stones. Pungent and penetrating, with compelling flavors of raspberry, tobacco, black olive, dried rose, mocha, herbs and spices, plus a strong underlying minerality . Suave and perfumed in the mouth; wonderfully ripe but dry. Finishes with noble tannins and great palate-staining length and grip. This wine is not for everyone-and a good thing, too, since it's extremely limited-but it certainly flippe...
  • Robert Parker
    (1998 Vintage)