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Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2001 750mL Presentation Box 1 Bottle Lot

$1,100.00 $850.00 Sale Sold out

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  • 95/100 Points
  • Professionally Cellared
  • No GST Applicable, Private Vendor
  • Cork Closure
  • No Ullage
  • Perfect Label
  • **OWC Presentation Box**


Harvey Steinmen 95 Points!

"Supple, round and distinctive for the way it balances gamy, meaty notes with rich fruit and spice. Offers black cherry, dark plum and clove character in abundance, while keeping its elements in harmony. Really stretches the flavor spectrum. A very special wine. Best from 2010 through 2025."

- Harvey Steinmen, Wine Spectator

About the Winery

The esteemed Henschke winery in Australia has retained its family-ownership for an impressive 153 years, spanning six generations. Located in Keyneton, South Australia, deep in the heart of the renowned Eden Valley wine region, Henschke holds an esteemed position among Australia's First Families of Wine. Beginning in 1862 with Johann Christian Henschke's humble vineyard in Keyneton, the Henschke lineage has consistently produced remarkable wines, creating a heritage of excellence that spans the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley, and Adelaide Hills. This includes the highly regarded single-vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone.

In 1979, the fifth-generation winemaker, Stephen Carl Henschke, along with his wife Prue, a viticulturist, took the helm. Globally, they're celebrated for their top-tier wines, pioneering spirit, commitment to environmental rejuvenation, and sustainable practices in their vineyards. Born in 1983, Johann Stephen Henschke, the eldest of their three children, represents the sixth generation of the Henschke legacy. With a strong educational foundation in wine-making, viticulture, and oenology, Johann now operates from the family vineyard, transferring skills and expertise from one generation to the next. As he readies for the challenges the future holds, Johann remains rooted in the wine-making traditions that the Henschke family holds dear. His ambition is to perpetuate the Henschke legacy with the same fervor and meticulousness, ensuring its continued prominence.

Their dedication to both superior quality and eco-friendly wine production hasn't gone unnoticed. In 2021, Henschke was lauded as the Wine Enthusiast New World Winery of the Year, underscoring their outstanding artistry and commitment to redefining New World wine-making standards. Their excellence was further recognized by the esteemed Halliday Wine Companion, naming Henschke as the Winery of the Year. The Robert Parker Wine Advocate Green Emblem also acknowledged Henschke's significant strides towards sustainability and eco-consciousness, underscoring their dual focus on environmental health and wine quality.

Henschke's Hill of Grace stands as perhaps the most coveted single-vineyard wine from Australia, contending with Penfolds Grange as the nation's most iconic wine. The vineyard, initiated at Parrot Hill in the Eden Valley by Nicolaus Stanitzki around 1860, was later entrusted to the Henschke's. Although its production began in 1958, it was Stephen and Prue Henschke's relentless commitment that truly elevated the Hill of Grace Shiraz to stardom.

Johann Christian Henschke, a Silesian immigrant, started his journey in the Eden Valley over 170 years ago. By 1914, when Paul Alfred Henschke, the third generation, assumed control, the renowned Hill of Grace Shiraz vines were already aging gracefully, surpassing 50 years. These vines, thriving in nutrient-rich soil within a fertile valley and positioned near the picturesque Gnadenberg church (or "Hill of Grace"), bore their first single-vineyard wine in 1958 under Cyril Henschke, the fourth generation. The revered Ancestor vines have now surpassed a century and a half in age.

Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes the 2001 Shiraz Hill of Grace: "This 100% Shiraz, matured for 18 months entirely in fresh French and American oak, isn't overpoweringly robust. Instead, it showcases an elegant and full-flavored profile with nuances of mocha, white chocolate, pepper, blackberry liqueur, and cassis. It presents a fleshed-out and earthen taste, marked by superb purity, richness, and balance. It is a nuanced, mature version of this particular cuvee."

Specifics:

  • Style: Red Wine
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: Eden Valley, South Australia
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Bottle Size: 750mL
  • Alcohol Content: 14%

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