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.
Medium-full tawny-red colour, very good for its age. Marvelously complex bouquet, mellow and slightly vegetal/spicy, with charcuterie and roast-meat aromas. Full-bodied, concentrated, powerful in the mouth; quite explosive flavour. Lots of alcohol warmth and drive, and endless length of palate. Very good, very ripe wine. 18/20 points, worldoffinewine.com (2013).