Very deep crimson in color. Rich complex aromas of plum, prune, blackberry and blueberry with licorice, tar, exotic spices, chocolate, cedar and mint. The rich, complex palate is lush, dense and concentrated with layers of flavors and textures. Excellent acid/fruit balance, velvety tannins and exceptional length.
Wine SpectatorA lavish mouthful of red cherry, blueberry, currant and sweet spice flavors that linger on the creamy-textured finish. Has great style and amazing balance, letting its flavors soar. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 12 cases imported.
The Wine AdvocateOne of Australia's legendary icons is Henschke's Shiraz Hill of Grace. The 2002 is 100% Shiraz aged 18 months in 100% new French and American oak. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as extraordinary uplifted aromatics of acacia flowers, ground pepper, espresso roast, blackberries, cassis, chocolate, and smoke. This stacked and packed, full-bodied Shiraz possesses formidable concentration, moderately high but silky tannin, and a finish that exceeds one minute. A modern day legend, it should easily evolve for 20-25 years.
International Wine CellarRuby-red. Kaleidoscopic, intensely perfumed nose offers red and dark berries, strong Asian spices and pungent herbs, with licorice, mocha and a sexy rose quality emerging with aeration. Lush and creamy, with deeply concentrated but fresh cherry and cassis flavors accented by vanilla bean and exotic chocolate. The finish features slow-building tannins and lingering traces of dark berries, vanilla and roasted coffee. Wonderfully suave, balanced and pure wine with the depth to age but the sex appeal to give early pleasure.
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