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1996 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace

  • 92 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 85 JR
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SKU: 51716-1996-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1996 Hill of Grace reveals a nose redolent of cherry pie, incense, Chinese five spice, soy and cigars. Very spicy in the mouth, it has balanced acid and a medium level of chewy tannins before finishing long. It is mature now but no rush to drink.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A towering whirlwind of intensity, depth and richness, layering all sort of spicy flavors--licorice, pepper, cumin--with gamy black cherry, blackberry and dark plum flavors that last and last on the finish. A powerful wine that remains elegant and refined.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Still deep crimson with evolved rim. Intense nose with some note of menthol. The most obviously Australian of the young Hill of Graces, especially on the nose. Salty tang on the palate and then minerally Shiraz character with no shortage of either acid or tannin. Definitely not subtle. Clean, brisk finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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    Drink Dates: 2006-2016
    Author: GW
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

  • 57 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors