Something compelling here, no doubt.
About This Wine
An ode to the founding father of the winery, stonemason and wheelwright Johann Christian Henschke, this Shiraz comes off a vineyard planted in 1968 by his great-grandson Cyril.
This is very much an Eden Valley Shiraz, on the lighter side of full-bodied, its full of dark berries, brambles, spice and so much more. Dark and inky in the glass, it’s a wine that takes time to both open and fully explore its depth and layers.
In its youth this isn’t a wine to tackle and mess about with unless you have some rich protein to help cut through its dense structure. Rather, like so many great wines from Henschke, have patience and thou shall be rewarded.
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.