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2003 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone Keyneton Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 51717-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($100) Dark ruby. Powerful, deeply concentrated aromas of blackberry liqueur, blackcurrant, plum jam, vanilla, oak spices and cracked pepper. Dense, ripe and rich, with a lush texture and ripe, licorice-tinged dark fruit and cured meat flavors building and deepening with air. While there are tannins here, the superripe plum, blackberry and cassis flavors have pretty much absorbed them, making this almost drinkable right now. Finishes with a brighter cherry note, good grip and a lingering smoky quality. The vines here were planted in 1912.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Big, rich and powerful, with a green olive note running through the peppery black cherry and licorice flavors. Firm tannins support the structure, letting the flavors linger effortlessly.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The inky/blue/purple-tinged 2003 Shiraz Mount Edelstone, aged 18 months in a combination of American and French oak (80% new), is even more sumptuous and voluptuous than the Cyril Henschke. Notions of blackberries, cassis, pepper, graphite, and melted road tar emerge from this rich, full-bodied, impeccably well-balanced Shiraz. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    full bodied, velvety shiraz. typical aussie flavors. beautiful color, nose and flavors. very well balanced with good acidity after an hour decant and strong tannic finish. would have scored higher with a stronger finish (30 seconds). i have another bottle that i will wait a at least another year or two to open. delicious!
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: richie g
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
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 65 bottles owned
  • 17 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 17 collectors)