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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Henschke Mt. Edelstone Shiraz 2005
Henschke Mt. Edelstone Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 101096)
collectible wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 98 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep crimson in color with a purple hue. Powerful, ripe aromas of blackberry and plum with complexing hints of star anise, ferns, eucalyptus and dark chocolate. The palate is an intense and concentrated blend of sweet, juicy plum pudding fruit and structured ripe tannin. With mouthfilling power, seamless texture and lingering finish the wine displays the hallmark characters of the Mount Edelstone vineyard in one of its greatest years.
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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.