1994 Henschke - Shiraz Hill of Grace 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

Deep brick-colored, the 1994 Hill of Grace offers notes of stewed plums, dried berries and baking spices with nuances of aniseed, vanilla and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has great concentration and structure in the mouth, with crisp acid plus firm, grainy tannins, and is packed with layered, dried berry and spice flavors before finishing long with tons of remaining fruit. This wine still has many years to go. Drink it now to 2030+.

Drink Dates: 2013-2030
Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Issue: 206

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Rich in texture and extraordinarily deep in flavor, a bottomless well of ripe purple plum, black cherry, blackberry, anise and mint flavors that remain round and powerful through the finish, yet maintain a surprisingly elegant feel throughout.

Drink Dates: 2004+
Author: Harvey Steiman

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Deep ruby. Port-like aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, dark chocolate, cigar box, leather, minerals, cedar and herbs; became fresher and more perfumed with aeration. Powerful and penetrating; the thick, extremely concentrated fruit seems as deep as it is wide. From vines reportedly 130 years of age! Finishes with explosive fruit that coats the entire palate. Perhaps the longest Australian wine I've tasted this year. Can be tasted now, but really should be cellared for eight or ten years.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 85

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: GW
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/26/2015
Drink Dates: 1999-2035

Average rating: 93, based on 4 reviews
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111 bottles owned by 52 collectors.

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About This Producer

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

Wine Varietal: Syrah

While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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