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Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Eden Valley 2012

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2005 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: Eden Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.

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C.A. Henschke & Co.:
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861, after fleeing religious persecution in Kutschlau, Silesia (Germany). He planted a small vineyard and an orchard, and after initially making wine for family consumption produced his first commercial vintage in 1868, believed to be principally r... Read more
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861, after fleeing religious persecution in Kutschlau, Silesia (Germany). He planted a small vineyard and an orchard, and after initially making wine for family consumption produced his first commercial vintage in 1868, believed to be principally riesling and shiraz. His son, Paul Gotthard, continued farming and winemaking and planted more vines to increase wine production. Upon his father's death in 1914, third-generation Paul Alfred took over the property and as demand for fortified wines grew, winemaking assumed greater significance. Each generation built upon the reputation for quality, but it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created the wine that has most captured the red wine world's imagination - Hill of Grace. His first vintage of this shiraz was produced in 1958. Today, fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. The highly revered and much sought-after Hill of Grace is the pinnacle of the red wines - but another shiraz first made by Cyril, the Mount Edelstone, and the Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon introduced by Stephen as a tribute to his father - have forged their own niche with red wine lovers the world over. Prue's meticulous viticultural management has seen not only new life breathed into the venerable vineyards, but also a new direction given to white winemaking that their forebears could never have imagined. For instance riesling from both Eden Valley and the newer Lenswood vineyard are contributing to the re-emergence of this classic variety, while research developments in colour and flavour have led to enormous improvements in quality in the Keyneton Estate and Mount Edelstone wines through improved trellising and fruit exposure. The original two-storey cellar, built into the side of the hill in time for the 1868 vintage, has been added to throughout the generations. Now covered with ivy, the stone building retains an old-world charm with its open fermenters and winemaking memorabilia on display. Cellar door, located in the original cellar building, has a rustic appeal with its low doorway, stone walls and early family portraits on the walls. Snug in size, it offers a warm welcome to those who venture down the long picturesque road from Keyneton in a quest for quality. Read less

Member Reviews for Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Eden Valley

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Snooth User: damhuz
142451329
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/19/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: bin389
3550634
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 11/22/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: Stan33
3095863
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 10/19/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: pb271579
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 08/18/2010

This was sort of an impulse buy for me. I was at the winery and noticed they were offering it as a museum release and that it was considerably less expensive than the current vintages, maybe about half the price. The winery itself was great. They had a few late releases that you could taste next to the current vintage. As I was getting ready to make the purchase, they gave me the tasting notes about how it was a bad year (weather) for grapes and that the yield was much lower. I knew there was a catch. But to my surprise, the wine was absolutely fantastic, which I guess it should be. The best part for me was that I am not the kind of person that could cellar something for this long (I would have had to buy it when I was 10 years old). And it was really nice to experience the difference in color and taste that comes with such an excellent wine of this age.


Snooth User: viewpoint
2886318
5.00 5
Vintage: 1992 07/20/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: maximoo
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4.00 5
Vintage: NV 08/02/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Eden Valley

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Vintage: 2005 05/24/2013

2005 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: Eden Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2005 07/26/2012

Darkly colored at the core with a slender muddled band of magenta. Subtle aromas of mulled spice, hints of fresh leather and nicoise olive slowly appear. Elegant and pure in its expression, aromas of sandalwood, meat and marinade appear later. The pa... Chuck Hayward. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 02/24/2010

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2004: absolute Weltklasse mit großen Auszeichnungen, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Eden ValleyWeingut: HenschkeRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2004 and all other wine from Henschke are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2004 07/26/2012

The flagship 2004 Hill of Grace (100% Shiraz) was sourced from vines ranging in age from 56 to 148 years. It spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. Purple-colored, it reveals a breathtaking aromatic array of violets, pepper, leather, smoked meat, ga... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 07/26/2012

Henschke's flagship is the famous Hill of Grace Shiraz. The 2003 Hill of Grace has sensational aromatics, unique and very sexy, with elements of toasty oak, smoke, violets, pepper, espresso, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate, this Shir... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2001 - Henschke Hill of Grace - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: Eden Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


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