57% Shiraz, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Henschke have a long history in Australian wine, and their story is similar to many European families who have reached the very top of their field: building on the best aspects of tradition while integrating the finest modern thinking and methodology. Johann Christian Henschke was a Sliesian refugee who came to Australia in 1841 seeking religious freedom. In 1862 he planted the first vineyard on his property in Keyneton South Australia, in the now famous Eden Vale, with the first wine released six years later. Fourth generation Cyril Henschke laid the foundation for the company’s modern success by looking beyond the fortified styles of the day to develop their first ‘serious’ single-varietal and single-vineyard wines, in particular the now-legendary Shiraz wines ‘Hill of Grace’ and ‘Mount Edelstone’. Today the fifth generation are if anything stronger, with the team of winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturalist wife Prue having established the label at the pinnacle of not only Australian but world winemaking. The exceptional skill and appropriate technology brought to bear in the winery, and organic and biodynamic principles in the vineyard, are far more than doing justice to the tradition they are part of...and the extremely old vines they have in their care. Some of these vines are 100 years old - and on their original rootstocks - while vines in the Hill of Grace vineyard are likewise on original rootstocks, though some date back as far as the 1860s.
What The Critics Say
Ranked No.7 Shiraz Blends from Barossa, 91/100 Huon Hooke
"The crushed raspberry Eden Valley character is strongly evident here, even though the wine is almost half Barossa floor grapes (47%). Sweet cabernet berry aromas, bordering on jammy. The cassis character is almost overpowering - almost too much of a good thing. The palate is where it really wins: it's lovely - the flavour and texture quite delicious. We can see both the shiraz and cabernet components in the wine. 25 SEP 2018." Drink 2018–2028
93/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed
"Valentine’s day delivered over five inches of rain and, with a spring frost, scythed yields. Seamless tannins and a great saturation of sweet blood plum and inky black and blue fruits make for a lingering finish, with a kiss of five spice and graphite joined by an attractive hint of green. This unusually elegant Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Merlot blend spent 18 months in French and American oak hogsheads, 15% new." Drink 2018 - 2028
92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"The crushed raspberry Eden Valley character is strongly evident here, even though the wine is almost half Barossa floor grapes (47%). Sweet cabernet berry aromas, bordering on jammy. The cassis character is almost overpowering - almost too much of a good thing. The palate is where it really wins: it's lovely - the flavour and texture quite delicious. We can see both the shiraz and cabernet components in the wine. 25 SEP 2018." Drink 2018 - 2030
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