Henschke 'Mount Edelstone' Shiraz 2018

Profile Black Fruit
Region Eden Valley
Body Full

Regarded as the best medium-sized red wine producer in Australia, Henschke has gone from strength to strength over the past three decades under the guidance of winemaker Stephen and viticulturist Prue Henschke. The red wines fully capitalise on the very old, low-yielding, high quality vines and are superbly made with sensitive but positive use of new small oak. Hill of Grace is second only to Penfolds Grange as Australia's red wine icon. A founding member of Australia's First Families of Wine. The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in 1862. The Eden Valley region was established by Charles Crane in 1866 around the nearby North Para River system and is home to Henschke iconic vineyards – Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. The Barossa Valley region, from which Henschke sources some of its fruit, is often referred to as the valley floor.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Will reward careful cellaring for 10+ years
On the nose
Fragrant, spicy aromas of black pepper, sage, bay leaf and anise are interwoven with vibrant Satsuma plum, blackberry and blueberry, and gentle tarragon and cedar notes.
On the palate
The palate is complex and textured with rich and concentrated flavours of mulberry, blackberry and Satsuma plum, layered with sage, black pepper and star anise. The finish is beautifully balanced, with long, velvety tannins and excellent depth.
Product Notes
It is matured in 80% French and 20% American (19% new, 81% seasoned) hogsheads for 18 months before blending and bottling.