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1991 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace

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SKU: 51716-1991-750

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$485.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Deep brown-brick in color, the 1991 Hill of Grace offers intensely scented notes of warm black fruits, Chinese dried plums, dark chocolate-covered cherries and licorice. It is very pure, full-bodied and rich in the mouth, with profound and seductive flavors, a great backbone of crisp acid and firm, finely-grained tannins through the long finish. It is mature now but no rush to drink.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Impressively deep colour still. Something quite distinctive on the nose that's not squeaky clean but is interesting. This is a lovely, complex, mouth-filling wine with a certain mintiness and no shortage of backbone. Spicy, with some tannins still lurking on the palate.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Medium plus red with a haunting bouquet of spearmint, plum, earth, minerals, and a trace of unsweetened chocolate. Powerful, unevolved fruit in the mouth with moderate tannin and sufficient acidity for continued cellaring. Excellent length. 100% Shiraz grown from ungrafted vines over a century old (they were planted circa the 1860s). The Henschke's rate the 1991 vintage as an excellent one for their Hill of Grace Shiraz. HoG is a rapier compared to the Grange?s broadsword. Still not quite fully mature - drink now to 2015.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: Daniel B
The heritage of Henschke spans 5 generations and 130 years. It is one of the longest and most well-established names in the Barossa Valley, with fifth generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue continuing the exceptional tradition of producing quality wines. Close ties to the vineyards and land, as well as minimal intervention in the cellar, are what make the wines consistent winners among critics and consumers alike. While well-known for the "Hill of Grace" bottling, Henschke also produces a variety of other Shiraz and white varieties, almost entirely under screw cap. These wines promote the unique character of the Eden Valley region of the Barossa Range, which is a honeycomb of site climates with its river valleys and undulating hills. The wines are ready to enjoy upon release, but have such a beautiful balance of fruit, structure and acidity that they are worthy candidates for cellaring.

Henschke, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Gracefully Does It

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 83 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 26 collectors)