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.
…clean and rich array of black berries, spice, licorice and compatible oak, then a palate with abundant dark berry and bitter chocolate flavour, with controlled tannins and oak. Has great length and great balance; fully reflects the outstanding vintage… drink to 2025.
96 points, Wine Companion, 2003
Exceptional vintage. Deepish red colour with brick-red tinges and good depth. Very complex, mellow, tobacco, vegetable and slightly animal aromas. This is an intense, vegetal, spicy, Rhone-like style with enormous character and volume of flavour. A spectacular wine. Big and generous, very long palate and hugely satisfying. Concentration galore, but perhaps lacks the elegance of the best of them. Will be very long-lived.
96 points, The Real Review (March 2013)