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1997 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace

  • 92 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 80 JR
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SKU: 51716-1997-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Medium to deep brick in color, the 1997 Hill of Grace is a little closed on the nose with notes of leather and Indian spices giving way to hints of dried mulberries, burnt toast, charcoal and sauteed herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it has good acid balance and concentration and a medium level of chewy tannins through the long finish. Drink it now to 2020+.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Explosively aromatic and extraordinarily long, this well-balanced wine doesn't show its muscle as much as does its structure to propel the gorgeous flavors. Cherries, berries, earth and mineral notes mingle enticingly, wrapped in a gentle buzz of tannins. A stylish wine that should age well. 35 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Looks very much more than one year older than the 1998, with quite an evolved rim. Already quite well-integrated, melded, autumnal nose. A particularly forward vintage with even slight hints of sweet oakiness about it. Firm spine of Shiraz in a velvet glove. Just a trace of tannin left. Slightly short finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2027
    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

  • 86 bottles owned
  • 28 collectors