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Henschke Shiraz Eden Valley Mount Edelstone 2012

Member Review by Dufur:

Wow! Almost better than sex! Henschke makes excellent wines and this is one of their best. Definitely full-bodied and silky smooth.

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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 Shiraz Eden Valley Mount Edelstone

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Snooth User: Dufur
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/04/2008

Wow! Almost better than sex! Henschke makes excellent wines and this is one of their best. Definitely full-bodied and silky smooth.


Snooth User: Renaissance Man
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/24/2008

Spectacular


Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 02/11/2010

Opps forgot to rate


Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
2207531,288
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/11/2010

2001 Mt Edelstone is not bad but if you want a stunning example of this wine try the 2002 which I rate 98, the 2004 rated 95, 2005 rated 94 and 2006 [just released] rated 97


Snooth User: ebunton
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/06/2008

earthy complex weighty berry eucalypt powerful


Snooth User: viewpoint
2886318
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/20/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Henschke Shiraz Eden Valley Mount Edelstone

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Vintage: 2008 03/15/2012

Produced from nearly 100-year-old, dry-grown, ungrafted Shiraz vines, the 2008 Mount Edelstone has a deep garnet-purple and a wonderfully fragrant nose, with notes of roses and lavender over ripe cassis and blackberry, plus hints of sage, allspice an... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/10/2012

Good, strong colour; the cooler climate of the Eden Valley was a godsend in '08, the old vines also doing their share in producing a Mount Edelstone to stand tall with its layers of fruit, nuances of spice and licorice, and excellent ripe tannins. Sh... James Halliday. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/19/2013

This is generous and rich, with lots of earthy, spicy character and crushed herbs. Hints of dark fruit jam, but doesnt feel it. Full bodied, yet balanced and fresh. Long, long finish. Intense. This is made from vines almost 100 years old and 40 acre... James Suckling. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2006: absolute Weltklasse mit großen Auszeichnungen, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (21 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Eden ValleyWeingut: HenschkeRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Henschke Mt. Edelstone Shiraz 2005 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: 2005 02/24/2010

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2005: absolute Weltklasse mit großen Auszeichnungen, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang,,,,,,,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Eden ValleyWeingut: HenschkeRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2004 07/13/2010

95 points out of 100 by James Halliday


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