100% grown on a small shiraz vineyard planted some time in the mid 1800s. Stephen Henschke noted, emotionally, that there are four generations of the Henschke family buried in the cemetery beside the Hill of Grace vineyard. The climate, the soil, the aspect, the dancing, the music, the food, the vines, the struggles and joys, and all those each-important lines of Henschke people; this is the terroir from which this wine comes. It will be released on May 1.
Gravitas. Depth of fruit. Lift, life and spice but a weightiness, an aristocratic presence. Hill of Grace Shiraz has a special place in Australian wine life but this is a particularly special release. There are myriad flavours and aromas on offer here. It’s entrancing. Fennel, blackberry, violets, ground spice, a lick of soy, flickers of light, purrs of dark. A rumble of firm, integrated, robust tannin. This is a great one. Drink 2020-2038+
97 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.