1996 Henschke - Shiraz Mount Edelstone (Keyneton Vineyard) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Bright and focused in flavor, this lithe red centers around a lovely beam of blackberry and tobacco flavors that linger forever and pick up an interesting gamy note on the refined finish. Has plenty of room to grow.

Drink Dates: 1999-2008
Author: Harvey Steiman


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Bright ruby-red. Superripe nose features pungent cassis, blackberry, minerals, eucalyptus, pepper and molasses. Very dense and concentrated, with superb balance and thrust. Youthful flavors are sharply defined, yet the wine retains an inviting supple texture. Finishes with very suave tannins and very persistent, peppery flavor.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 85

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Looks more evolved than the 1995. Much more aromatic than most with the same minty note as the Hill of Grace from this vintage. Big, exuberant, glossy and easy to like. Liquorice. Powerful. Intense, confident expression of the vintage. Still some tannin there, though not as much as on the Hill of Grace.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

164 bottles owned by 70 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.

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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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