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Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2006  - First Bottle


98 Wine Spectator -
A gorgeous wine, smooth, polished, silky and seductive, teeming with licorice- and exotic spice–tinged blackberry, cherry and roasted meat flavors. Exquisitely balanced, sporting a finish that keeps undulating for minutes on end. Magnificent stuff. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 7 cases imported.
97 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2006 Hill of Grace has some oak poking through the red and blue fruit aromas, with underlying toast, marmite and sage hints. Medium to full-bodied, it is a very tight knit and youthful wine with crisp acid, medium to firm, finely grained tannins and a long finish. Drink it 2014 to 2030+.
96 Falstaff -
Deep dark ruby ??garnet, violet reflections, delicate water rim. Black berries, blackberries, cassis, lime zest, delicate herbal spices with a hint of fine mint on the nose. Juicy, highly elegant, touch of red berries, silky tannins, underlaid with minerals, fine touch of orange on the finish, delicate notes of olives and lemons, black pepper on the finish, dark minerality in the aftertaste, great length, rightly belongs in the canon of the greatest wines in the world.

Technical Details

  • BlendSyrah
  • WinemakerStephen Henschke
  • CountryAustralia
  • RegionSouth Australia
  • AppellationEden Valley
  • VineyardHill of Grace Vineyard
  • Farming MethodBiodynamic Practices
  • Alcohol0.145%
  • Production7 cases imported cases

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2006

Syrah Blends  |  Australia
WS98, WA97, FS96

Biodynamic Practices
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With its deep crimson color and violet hues, this wine captivates from the first glance. The nose reveals aromas of wild forest berry, sage and herbs. On the palate, flavors of black plum and underbrush intertwine, supported by fine tannins and a long supple finish.

About the Producer

Henschke is a family-owned winery located in the Eden Valley region of South Australia. It was founded in the 1860s by Johann Christian Henschke, who emigrated to Australia from Germany. The winery is known for producing high-quality wines made from a variety of grapes, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Riesling. Henschke is particularly well-known for its Hill of Grace Shiraz, which is made from grapes grown on a single vineyard that was planted in the 1850s. The winery is also known for its commitment to sustainability, with a focus on organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard and winemaking operations. Henschke has received numerous accolades for its wines, including the highest scores (numerous 100 pointers) in the country.