Henschke 'Hill Of Grace' Shiraz 1999 {Cork}

The Fine Print
The legendary Hill Of Grace Vineyard was planted in the 1860’s to 4 hectares of pre-phylloxera genetic Shiraz vines.
The vineyard is managed along organic/biodynamic practices.
Cropped at a miserly 1-tonne/acre, usually only 700 cases (dozen) are produced annually.
Vintages like 1974, 2000, 2003 & 2011 no ‘ Hill of Grace’ was produced for commercial sale.
Previous vintages have consistently rated 99 Points with both The Wine Advocate & Wine Spectator Magazines.

The Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman) – Rated 98 Points
“A gorgeous wine, smooth, polished, silky and seductive, teeming with licorice- and exotic spice-tinged blackberry, cherry and roasted meat flavors. Exquisitely balanced, sporting a finish that keeps undulating for minutes on end. Magnificent stuff. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020.”

The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti-Brown)- Rated 97+ points
“Hill of Grace is 100% Shiraz from pre-phylloxera material brought from Europe by the early German settlers in the mid 1800s and grown in the Eden Valley. Some of the original vines are over 145 years old. Matured in new French (65%) and American (35%) hogsheads for 21 months, the deep garnet purple colored 2006 Hill of Grace presents an incredibly perfumed, ethereal nose of warm crushed blackberries, rose petals, kirsch, violets, cinnamon stick, mace, fennel seed, eucalypt and damp earth. Very crisp and rich in the mouth with medium-firm velvety tannins and tons of fleshy fruit, it displays opulent layers of warm berries and spice in the finish. This is staggeringly beautiful wine and delectably approachble even at this very early stage. I anticipate this great vintage will cellar to 2025+.”

2 bottles (Packed in Individual Wooden Boxes)