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.
'Bright red-purple; highly fragrant spice, cedar, red and black berry aromas, oak evident but not excessive; it has a silky, velvety texture and mouthfeel to a beautifully balanced medium-bodied palate brimming with black fruits; wonderful length and finish. Surely one of the best Hill of Graces. Shiraz.' 97 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion
Exceptional vintage. Deep, dark red/purple colour. Wonderful perfume of mint and spices, cherries and violets. A trace of mocha. Tremendous intensity of flavour, vibrant and high-energy, filling the mouth with flavour and a very long lingering aftertaste. A full-bodied wine with masses of tannins, but they're superbly ripe, soft, balanced tannins that run the length of the palate. Somehow, it all manages to be in superb harmony. Has a great future.
98 points, The Real Review (March 2013)