Made from the re-planted portion of the Hill of Grace vineyard (or from the Henschke website: “produced from a small selection of low-yielding dry-grown shiraz vines … that were a mere 21 years old at the time of picking and therefore considered too young for inclusion into Hill of Grace Shiraz”). These ‘new’ vines were the result of a highly specific and intellectually-rigorous selection/cultivation process. Hill of Roses Shiraz is exclusive to the Henschke cellar door.
Bright but deep. Blackberry, soy and plum. A touch of redcurrant. Black fruits cut with red. Smoky oak and bay leaves. Full-bodied, fully-ripe style but not without complexity. Smells and tastes a bit planky, a bit woody; it needs a little time. Has the depth of the Barossa but the lift of the Eden. Drink 2017-2027.
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.