Henschke 'Hill Of Grace' Shiraz 1997 (Eden Valley)

The Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman) – Rated 95 points
“Explosively aromatic and extraordinarily long, this well-balanced wine doesn’t show its muscle as much as does its structure to propel the gorgeous flavors. Cherries, berries, earth and mineral notes mingle enticingly, wrapped in a gentle buzz of tannins. A stylish wine that should age well.”

Edited notes From Jancis Robinson MW (Purple Pages)
“In our line-up of 48 giant Riedel glasses apiece the Hill of Grace wines really took off from 1986 and the wines of the 1990s were seriously impressive – savoury with flavours of dried herbs yet much fresher than the Australian Shiraz norm. The wines made this century continue to demonstrate the fine-tuning process in both cellar and vineyard but are still very youthful. I was convinced at the end that Hill of Grace deserves its pinnacle, and that it could not be in more appreciative hands.”

Bottled under Cork