2017 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Eden Valley, SA

A wonderful Mt Edelstone release, a single vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz of grace and length.



Finesse personified. So beautiful.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The famous Mount Edelstone vineyard is now farmed organically and biodynamically, and seems to improve with each and every vintage. Remove Hill of Grace from the equation, and Henschke would still have one of Australia's greatest Shiraz.

An almost complete, beautifully balanced wine even at this young stage. Black fruit, wild herbs, liquorice are at the aromatic forefront. Plum, blackberry and spicy wood notes develop on the palate, and the tannins are sensationally satiny.

Enjoy now or later, much later. Exquisite.

About Henschke

The first of the great Henschke winemaking family was Johann Christian Henschke, who arrived in Australia in 1841, settled in Krondorf initially and bought land in Keyneton (known locally as North Rhine!) in 1862 to plant vines and make wine. The first Henschke wines sales were back in 1868. They have hardly stopped since...

Now into their sixth generation of winemaking, owners Stephen and Prue have overseen the development of Henschke into one of the world's great wine labels, with perhaps Australia's most famous vineyard, the majestic Hill of Grace.

The Henschke family
The Henschke family
Eden Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Deep crimson with violet hues. 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. 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.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

The iconic Hill of Grace vineyard
The iconic Hill of Grace vineyard
Eden Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"So fragrant, incredible high toned floral, spicy perfume – almost entirely that. Enticing start. Very fine, very composed to taste, a precise and poised release with tension and freshness the major words here. Dark fruited, yes, inky plum and dark berries, but a graphite and herb-laced tannin swish that forms a sheath and draws the wine long. Spice. Again. So much. Finesse personified. So beautiful." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

The Real Review

"Deep, dark-red to brick-red colour, with an intense bouquet featuring strong notes of 'eucalypt forest floor'. The wine is soft and sinewy in mouth-feel, just full-bodied and quite elegant but for the kick of alcohol at the finish. The dried-herb aromas are complex and there's a dominant note of sage. The finish has a touch of bitterness that demands just a little more time will resolve. It's concentrated and super-powerful and the structure is impressive. Long-term." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Halliday Wine Companion

"From a single vineyard of 105yo shiraz vines on Mount Edelstone in the Eden Valley, farmed according to organic and biodynamic practices. Aged in 86/14% French and American oak (26% new) for 18 months. I was lucky enough to live next door to the Mount Edelstone vineyard for 8 years and have consumed a fair amount of Cooper's Green on the bench at the summit; I have seen the amount of fastidious work Henschke put into the vineyard. It's a special place. Bright, intense blackberry and blackcurrant fruits mesh with hints of Asian spice, tar, turned earth, rosehip, sage and high-cocoa dark chocolate. Displaying a beautiful, pure, dark fruit flow, it's a wonderfully complex wine with ripe long-grain tannins and sprightly mineral acid drive, finishing very long and graceful with a core of cassis and spice. Will cellar magnificently." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)


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