While assessing each barrel of Shiraz for our reserve program, a handful of the most exceptional barrels of wine from each vintage are earmarked for release as the Geoff Merrill Henley Shiraz. These barrels are blended, nurtured in french oak for three years prior to bottling, where they will spend a further 5 years prior to release.
The Henley is simply the best wine created from the best barrels from the best batches of shiraz...
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Medium red-purple, good for age; the bouquet is complex, starting to develop earthy, spicy, cedary/cigar box secondary aromas; I have tasted this wine several times over the years, and I think it is now close to its best, especially if matched with a decent-sized piece of Wagyu steak.
Rating 96 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Good for age: the bouquet is complex starting to develop earthy, spicy, cedary/cigar box secondary aromas.