Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz is Australia’s greatest single vineyard wine. Its fame is connected profoundly with the work of Stephen and Prue Henschke. This intensely perfumed, concentrated and velvet textured wine evokes a family tradition, extreme craftsmanship and a beautiful inimitable aesthetic. It belongs to an unfolding and endless story that evokes the soul of this Australian age.
The vineyard was established at Parrot Hill in the Eden Valley (around 1860) by Nicolaus Stanitzki and has since been handed down through the generations to the Henschke family.
Deep crimson. Intense and rich, plummy prune/blackberry aromas with lovely vanillin/malty oak characters. The palate is ripe and concentrated with fine dark chocolate/prune/plummy fruit flavours underpinned by malty, subtle oak, ripe, textured tannins and excellent length. Super wine. Can drink now but will develop over the next 15 years. (Langton's, 1998).
Exceptional vintage. Superbly complex bouquet, deep and youthful, bright and definite. Rich, quite dense palate. Very good intensity and flavour depth… Long, long carry. Impressive wine still on the ascendant.
95 points, Real Review
…has a very pretty core of cherry cordial, violets, dried roses, cinnamon stick, anise and a whiff of pepper… great generosity in the mouth balanced by a nice acid line and a medium level of velvety tannins through the long finish. This one still has loads of life and should easily drink through 2025+ 97 points, The Wine Advocate (2013).