Henschke 'Hill Of Grace' Shiraz 2008 A Vintage Graced by Resilience! Australia's Greatest Single Vineyard Wine...

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2009 Henschke ‘Hill of Grace’ Shiraz
“Late January brought a record six days over 40C, not seen since 1908, causing vine stress, exacerbated by drought conditions and empty dams, followed by another week of hot weather culminating in a 46C day on Black Saturday on February 7. Fortunately subsequent weather was mild and dry, with perfect ripening weather from March 1st.
Deep red with crimson hues. Complex aromas of red currants, blackberry and marzipan with hints of five spice, dried herbs, black pepper, smoked charcuterie and layers of fine French oak. The palate is deep, rich and textural with a beautiful expression of berry fruits and spice, finishing with long, fine velvety tannins.”
Drink Now – 2029+  (14.5% ABV)  Rating: Excellent Vintage

The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti-Brown) – Rated 97+ Points
2009 Henschke ‘Hill Of Grace’ Shiraz – “Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the nose on the 2009 Hill of Grace is a little closed, though it reveals notes of warm black plums, blackberry coulis and cloves with subtle nuances of dried Provence herbs, forest floor and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it possesses layers of medium to full-bodied black fruit and earth-laced flesh elegantly structured by a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins, nicely balanced acid and a long finish.” Drink 2014-2026+