Henschke 'Hill of Grace' Shiraz 1999 Boxed in Wooden Cases!

The Legendary Hill Of Grace Vineyard was planted in 1860, 4-hectares of which are Shiraz plantings. Cropped at 1tonne/acre, production is approx 700c/s in a regular vintage. An Australian Red of ‘First Growth’ status & highly collectable.

The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) – Rated 98 points
“The prodigious 1999 Shiraz Hill of Grace is a magnificent Eden Valley Shiraz, fashioned from vineyard blocks ranging between 52-144 years of age. Its inky/ruby/plum/purple color is followed by a fragrant perfume of black fruits intermixed with underbrush, dried herbs, vanilla, and spring flowers. Full-bodied, magnificently concentrated, pure, and delineated, this gorgeous, still young, compelling Shiraz is another example of a vintage that more and more appears to be underrated. It should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last 15-20.”

The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti-Brown) – Henschke 50 Year Tasting 2013
“The 1990s presented an incredibly exciting decade’s line-up for me. The 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1999 are benchmark wines for this vineyard, demonstrating a power that comes from intensity rather than weight, exquisitely framed and with all the perfume and complexity one comes to anticipate of this remarkable place. A faint touch of brett characters came through on a couple of the wines, and while I wouldn’t go so far as to scream ‘fault!’ in these cases, the presence did come across as a distraction, especially alongside other examples of jaw-dropping purity.”

Bottles in Individual Wooden Boxes – Cork Closure / Fill In Neck Perfect / Label Mint Condition.