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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2004
Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 97656)
collectible wine
boutique wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $529.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1999 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very deep crimson in color. Perfumed, with sweet lifted spicy aromas of plum, blackberry, anise, herbs and spices. Complex, with hints of sage, pepper, vanilla and cedar. The rich, complex, textured palate is sweet, juicy and fleshy, layered with spicy velvety tannins. Elegant and powerful, with great length.
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About Henschke:

The Henschke family have been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in Eden Valley in 1862. Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and single-vineyard wines, including the world-famous Shiraz wines, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone in the 1950s. Fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue are one of the most lauded winemaking teams in the world, and international awards recognize the complementary nature of their roles, Stephen as winemaker and Prue as viticulturist. To protect their vineyards for future generations they have implemented an inspiring nursery program to preserve the genetic heritage of their oldest pre-phylloxera vines as well as continuing to lead the way with organic and biodynamic principals to enrich their land.