Henschke 2015 Hill of Grace Shiraz
Hill of Grace is the now legendary single-vineyard Shiraz of the Henschke family. The vineyard is a mere 4 hectares of vines planted in 1860 and was first released as a single-vineyard wine in 1958. The wine is one of the top tier of 'Exceptional wine' in the Langton's classification alongside Penfold's Grange, Mount Mary Quintet and 19 other wines, being the most desirable on the Australian wine auction circuit.
"I briefly thought about just cutting and pasting the review of the 2014 into this space for the 2015 Hill of Grace Shiraz, but on further reflection, there are some differences between them—and isn't that one of the reasons we love wine? Scents of smoked meat and mocha accent notes of black olives and blackberries, joined by subtle notions of resinous herbs, while the full-bodied palate comes across as slightly weightier, richer and more velvety in texture than the 2014. Not as elegant perhaps, but more concentrated and powerful on the long, long finish."
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate