Drink Dates: 2005+
Quite dark with elegant but strong and airy scents of plum, a bit of oak, earth, and strawberry. It is starting to thin out in the mouth with some high acids creeping in to the wine?s detriment. Negligible tannin. Just a gorgeously rendered wine with great length ? it does not hit you over the head with power but rather seduces you with its deftness. 100% Shiraz grown from ungrafted vines some of which are over a century old (the vineyard was originally planted circa the 1860s). The 1986 HoG was an exceptional vintage according to the proprietors, Stephen and Prue Henschke. Drink over the next few years.