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 brick-red with tawny rim. Slightly tired, animal, aged bouquet; earthy, with some sweet spice notes and slight vegetal suggestions. Meaty/charcuterie. The palate is dense and taut, firm and angular, with a slight boniness that lacks a bit of charm. The tannin is quite evident, and it's a bit tough on the final impression. But it certainly has some intensity.
World of Fine Wine, 2013