Henschke 2016 Mount Edelstone Shiraz

£124.00
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SKU
AUEVRHEME16B

Named after the historic vineyard, Mount Edelstone, planted in 1912. The low-yielding, dry-grown shiraz vines produce small berries with an intense colour and concentrated flavours of spicy plum, sage, blackberry and pepper. The palate is fleshy in texture with elegant fine, velvety tannins contributing to the wine’s excellent length. The first vintage was produced in 1952 and is now considered as the longest consecutively-made single vineyard shiraz in Australia.

"The 2016 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz is steeped in complexity, with aromas ranging from camphor, bay leaf and sage to smoke and grilled beef and from blueberries and blackberries to plums laced with spice. Full-bodied, rich and intense, it's ripe and velvety textured, with a long, licorice-tinged finish and dusty tannins that bode well for the cellar. From vines planted in 1912, I suspect this will come close to the quality of the Hill of Grace at a fraction of the price. Tasted again the following day from the open bottle, this was even better, seamless, flowing and harmonious in the mouth." Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96Pts

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2023 - 2040+

Viticulture

Practising Biodynamic (uncertified)

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 14.5%

The Country

Australia

Australia

The UK is Australia's largest market by volume and second only to France in terms of countries in this market. There is no denying that the British love affair, which began in the 1980s, still continues. However, still the vast majority of what we see here, 85%, is bulk shipped. The nation struggles to celebrate its best wines and producers.

At Noble Grape we seek out the best that the Australia can offer and shout its regional diversity from the rooftops. Dowie Doole from McLaren Vale is one of the stars of our range. One of James Halliday's 5-star wineries, and offers incredible value for money.

Henschke is one of Australia's Crown Jewels. Now in their 6th generation of the Henschke family, the estate is most known for its old vines Shirazs from Eden Valley, culminating with Hill of Grace, one of the world's finest wines made from this variety.

Cool climate is all the rage now, and we have been seeking out delicious examples from Coonawarra, Yarra Valley and elsewhere. These wines smash the notion that Oz is all about big, jammy, alcoholic wines, bringing a degree of refreshment and sense of terroir.

The Producer

Henschke

Henschke

Henschke's heritage dates back to the 1860s as the proprietors of some of the country's oldest Shiraz vines, and has been revered for many decades for its single-vineyard wines, the most famous of all being Hill of Grace - a legendary wine which starts the pulses racing of wine lovers and collectors across the world. The winery is now under the stewardship of its sixth generation of the Henschke family, and since 1868 when the first wine under the Henschke name was produced, they have never been anywhere but at the top tier of Australian wines.

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