Henschke `Hill of Grace` Shiraz 2006 (1 x 750mL Wooden case) Eden Valley.

The sweet, lush and fleshy palate displays great depth and texture, with excellent length and intensity and fine, velvety tannins.

Overview

The sweet, lush and fleshy palate displays great depth and texture, with excellent length and intensity and fine, velvety tannins.

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

Expert Reviews

"Bright red-purple; highly fragrant spice, cedar, red and black berry aromas, oak evident but not excessive; it has a silky, velvety texture and mouthfeel to a beautifully balanced medium-bodied palate brimming with black fruits; wonderful length and finish. Surely one of the best Hill of Graces. Shiraz."

Rating 97 Drink 2026 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 10

Winery Tasting Notes

Wine Background

Henschke is one of the titans of the Australian wine industry. Its flagship wine, Hill of Grace Shiraz, shares the pedestal with Penfolds Grange as Australia's most famous (and expensive) wine.

Now over 140 years old, Henschke is one of the longest established wineries in the Barossa Valley. Successive generations of Henschkes built upon the winery's reputation, but fourth generation winemaker Cyril Alfred Henschke catapulted the winery to world-wide acclaim with the creation of the super premium Hill of Grace in 1958.

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

Colour

Dark crimson in colour.

Nose

A complex, spicy nose of tar, anise, blackberries and blueberries

with hints of five spice, vanilla and cedar.

Palate

The sweet, lush and fleshy palate displays great depth and texture, with excellent length and intensity and fine, velvety tannins.

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