2005 Henschke Shiraz Hill Of Grace
Syrah - 750ML
  • JS 99
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JH 96
  • W&S 96
  • IWC 95

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$650.00

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Reg: $795.00

$650.00

This product is
out of stock

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, June 2014
One of the highlights, this stamps an irrefutable claim on the very top rung of Australian shiraz. Striking blackberry fruits and a good dose of spicy complexity, there’s a bit of bracken here, fragrant rose petals... One of the highlights, this stamps an irrefutable claim on the very top rung of Australian shiraz. Striking blackberry fruits and a good dose of spicy complexity, there’s a bit of bracken here, fragrant rose petals, lighter fragrance, some deeper, profound aromas and impressive complexity. The palate has impossibly long drive and intricate detail, delivering an innate sense of harmony and seemingly endless length. Toasted spices float across a swathe of blackberry fruit. A landmark single-vineyard shiraz with soul and distinction. Saturated with flavour. Drink in 2017.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The 2005 Hill of Grace is 100% Shiraz sourced from vines ranging in age from 57 to 149 years with the original planting in 1860. It was aged in 100% new French and American oak for 21 months. It is opaque purple/black... The 2005 Hill of Grace is 100% Shiraz sourced from vines ranging in age from 57 to 149 years with the original planting in 1860. It was aged in 100% new French and American oak for 21 months. It is opaque purple/black with a spectacular bouquet of pain grille pencil lead truffle lavender anise mulberry and plum. Loaded on the palate and already complex this sweetly-fruited wine is surprisingly elegant as well as powerful the iron fist in the velvet glove. It has a finish lasting over 60 seconds and will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2035.
WS 98
Wine Spectator, October 2009
Tremendously seductive, this is a towering masterpiece of gorgeous flavors, supple texture and pinpoint balance. Offers a superstructure of plum, blackberry, green olive, exotic spice, tobacco and molasses flavors that... Tremendously seductive, this is a towering masterpiece of gorgeous flavors, supple texture and pinpoint balance. Offers a superstructure of plum, blackberry, green olive, exotic spice, tobacco and molasses flavors that swirl around a refined structure, wrapping a light veil of tannins over it all. The finish lasts and lasts. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 25 cases imported. –HS
JH 96
James Halliday, July 2009
Has a fragrant and expressive bouquet of plum and blackberry fruit with a strong spicy overlay oak evident but not aggressive; the velvety supple palate is laden with perfectly ripened black fruits and soft tannins in... Has a fragrant and expressive bouquet of plum and blackberry fruit with a strong spicy overlay oak evident but not aggressive; the velvety supple palate is laden with perfectly ripened black fruits and soft tannins in gentle support; has the hallmark seductive style of Hill of Grace. Shiraz.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits, February 2010
Generations of vines dating back to the 1860s produced this concentrated vintage of Hill of Grace. As the wine coasts by, it's easy to get caught up in a paradox: a flavor that's superconcentrated without being weighty, a... Generations of vines dating back to the 1860s produced this concentrated vintage of Hill of Grace. As the wine coasts by, it's easy to get caught up in a paradox: a flavor that's superconcentrated without being weighty, a blue-purple fruit that's opaque but for the light that shines through, the flavors of dates and dried fruit that become brambly and fresher in the end. It's only in the afterglow that the wine gives a sense of resolution. It lasts for minutes, with a gracious restraint that bullies any other thoughts out of the brain. I was left with a memory of the forest above Hill of Grace, in the Eden Valley highlands, where there's a similar rush of cool earthy air and sunny warmth. This is a wine that will last for decades, revealing more of itself with each passing year.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2009
(100% shiraz) Deep, bright ruby. Assertively perfumed bouquet offers a kaleidoscopic array of dark berry preserve, Asian spice, tobacco and incense aromas, with sexy vanilla and smoked meat notes adding complexity. Smooth... (100% shiraz) Deep, bright ruby. Assertively perfumed bouquet offers a kaleidoscopic array of dark berry preserve, Asian spice, tobacco and incense aromas, with sexy vanilla and smoked meat notes adding complexity. Smooth in texture and deeply concentrated, with palate-staining blackcurrant and cherry compote flavors underscored by zesty mineral and spice notes. Supple tannins add support to the lush but strikingly lithe fruit and linger on the extremely long, juicy finish. This superbly balanced wine deserves another decade of bottle aging, at a minimum. - Josh Raynolds
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, October 2011
Darkly colored at the core with a slender muddled band of magenta. Subtle aromas of mulled spice hints of fresh leather and nicoise olive slowly appear. Elegant and pure in its expression aromas of sandalwood meat and... Darkly colored at the core with a slender muddled band of magenta. Subtle aromas of mulled spice hints of fresh leather and nicoise olive slowly appear. Elegant and pure in its expression aromas of sandalwood meat and marinade appear later. The palate is also elegant in its profile with an incredibly long finish that is spicy and flavored with black olive while refreshing acidity adds some lightness. Tannins are subtle smoky and spicy with hints of pepper yet this wine shows a very refined style with a precise and focused presence and flavors that linger forever. Needs a few years to show its hidden power.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Eden Valley
Vintage 2005