Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz 2013

Wine Front 96 Points!
Australia, SA, Eden Valley
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Wine Front 96 Points!

"Made from the re-planted portion of the Hill of Grace vineyard. Or in other words, 100% from the Hill of Grace vineyard, but from the newer vines growing there. These ‘new’ vines (planted in 1989) were the result of a highly specific and intellectually-rigorous selection/cultivation process. It’s matured in all-French oak, 50% new.

There’s a firmness but there’s so much fruit, so much flavour, so much texture. This is liquid velvet in red wine form. Ripe plum flavours surge through the palate, dark chocolate, orange rind, woodsy spice and musk notes keeping pace throughout. Tannin is both firm and an exercise in finesse. In its youth, according to the Henschkes, the tannin seemed chunky but that’s certainly not the case now; the word complete is apt here."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, May 2019