1998 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • IWC 96
  • JR 96
  • JH 96
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • WA 90

Reviews for 1998 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace

IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2004
Bright red-ruby. Explosive if idiosyncratic aromas of tobacco pepper black olive mocha and hot stones. Pungent and penetrating with compelling flavors of raspberry tobacco black olive dried rose mocha herbs and spices... Bright red-ruby. Explosive if idiosyncratic aromas of tobacco pepper black olive mocha and hot stones. Pungent and penetrating with compelling flavors of raspberry tobacco black olive dried rose mocha herbs and spices plus a strong underlying minerality (I was variously reminded of Lafite Haut-Brion and Ausone!). Suave and perfumed in the mouth; wonderfully ripe but dry. Finishes with noble tannins and great palate-staining length and grip. This wine is not for everyone-and a good thing too since it's extremely limited-but it certainly flipped my switch.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Dark crimson. Healthy looking. Minty note for the first time. Very direct nose. Opulent fruit. Rich. Exotic ladies’-handbags notes. Broad and attention grabbing. Mellow start but then the framework becomes quite obvious... Dark crimson. Healthy looking. Minty note for the first time. Very direct nose. Opulent fruit. Rich. Exotic ladies’-handbags notes. Broad and attention grabbing. Mellow start but then the framework becomes quite obvious. Ambitious. Sore-throat wine. 19/20
JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, February 2003
Medium to full purple-red; a clean and rich array of black berries, spice, licorice and compatible oak, then a palate with abundant dark berry and bitter chocolate flavour, with controlled tannins and oak. Has great... Medium to full purple-red; a clean and rich array of black berries, spice, licorice and compatible oak, then a palate with abundant dark berry and bitter chocolate flavour, with controlled tannins and oak. Has great length and great balance; fully reflects the outstanding vintage, and has an indefinite life in front of it if well-cellared.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2004
“Hill of Grace has a smell that reminds me of my grandmother’s handbag—cloth, with a wooden handle,” says Stephen Henschke. Strange but understandable. I thought it smelled like an odd but nice mix of green olive... “Hill of Grace has a smell that reminds me of my grandmother’s handbag—cloth, with a wooden handle,” says Stephen Henschke. Strange but understandable. I thought it smelled like an odd but nice mix of green olive, eucalyptus and eggroll wrapper. It’s a beautiful wine, with a base of red plums on the palate, dusted with mulling spices. Finishes with a flourish of clay and chalk.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2003
A rambunctious wine brimming with personality. Round and earthy with a distinct barnyard note that cuts through the rich black cherry blackberry and leathery leafy almost rustic flavors that persist on the finish. Has... A rambunctious wine brimming with personality. Round and earthy with a distinct barnyard note that cuts through the rich black cherry blackberry and leathery leafy almost rustic flavors that persist on the finish. Has wonderful fruit but the gamy notes are a bit of a warning flag. Drink now through 2008. 20 cases imported.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2013
Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Hill of Grace has a medicinal nose of iodine plus warm plums, prunes, licorice and espresso. A bit hard in the mouth, it has crisp acid, medium to firm, chewy and somewhat astringent... Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Hill of Grace has a medicinal nose of iodine plus warm plums, prunes, licorice and espresso. A bit hard in the mouth, it has crisp acid, medium to firm, chewy and somewhat astringent tannins through the long finish. Mature now, it should keep through 2020+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown