1986 Henschke - Shiraz Hill of Grace 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

Deep brick color, the 1986 Hill of Grace is a well-defined nose of dried mulberries and kirsch with hints of truffles, menthol, earth and cigar boxes. Medium-bodied with good fruit concentration and plenty of savory, spicy layers of flavors, it has bright acid, medium-firm, grainy tannins and a long finish. It is mature.

Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Issue: 206

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/08/2012
Drink Dates:
Unbelievable. Had at my 50th Dinner. Probably wine of the night against 96 Margaux, Leoville, 2001 Valdicava Resivera.

Rating: 94
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/01/2005
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.

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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

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