Henschke `Hill of Grace` Shiraz 1998 (2 x 750mL Wooden Box) Eden Valley.

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

A rich sweet succulent palate, complex and wellstructured with excellent concentration and texture, finishing long with velvety tannins.

Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

A rich sweet succulent palate, complex and wellstructured with excellent concentration and texture, finishing long with velvety tannins.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Medium to full purple-red; a clean and rich array of black berries, spice, licorice and compatible oak, then a palate with abundant dark berry and bitter chocolate flavour, with controlled tannins and oak. Has great length and great balance; fully reflects the outstanding vintage, and has an indefinite life in front of it if well-cellared."

Rating 96 Drink 2025 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Feb 03

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very deep crimson in colour.

Aroma

A sweet ripe complex exotic nose of prunes, plums, blackberries, cedar and chocolate aromas.

Palate

A rich sweet succulent palate, complex and wellstructured with excellent concentration and texture, finishing long with velvety tannins.

Wine Background

Over 165 years ago Johann Christian Henschke came from Silesia to settle and farm in the Eden Valley region. By the time third-generation Paul Alfred Henschke took over the reins in 1914, the famous Hill of Grace shiraz vines were more than 50 years old.

They were planted around the 1860s by an ancestor, Nicolaus Stanitzki, in rich alluvial soil in a shallow fertile valley just north-west of the winery. Hill of Grace is a unique delineated single historic vineyard. The vineyard lies opposite a beautiful old Lutheran Church, built of local field stone, which was euphoniously named Gnadenberg, meaning Hill of Grace.

Cyril Henschke, the fourth generation, made the first single-vineyard wine from these vines in 1958. The original vines are now over 145 years old. The handpicked grapes are vinified in traditional open-top fermenters.

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