Henschke Hill Of Grace 2018


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Region: Eden Valley, South Australia
Grape: Shiraz
First Glance: Deep, Powerful, Elegant
Acclaim: 100pts

100% shiraz from pre-phylloxera material brought from Europe in the mid-1800s and grown on the Henschke Hill of Grace Vineyard in the Eden Valley wine region, managed with organic and biodynamic practices. Matured in 20% new and 80% seasoned (83% French, 17% American) oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.

The Review:

100 points - Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal

"Beautifully balanced with voluminous blackberry, mulberry, elderberry roasted chestnut flavours, lovely fine grained and loose knit tannins, superb volume, and integrated acidity. Finishes firm and minerally long. A superb young wine. Destined to become a classic vintage."

𝟵𝟵 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – James Halliday, The Weekend Australian

“It opens with gloriously heady scents of wild herbs, spice and pepper, thence flawlessly balanced dark berry fruits, velvet tannins and quicksilver acidity. It’s not often a red wine with a 30-plus-year future is ready for consumption from day one.”

𝟵𝟴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate

 “The 2018 vintage was a beauty: warm, largely free from disease pressure and responsible for a suite of wines across the region that still today speak of vitality, energy and grace. It will go down as one of the greats of the past decade and likely more and, for me, is on par with the great 2015.”