Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz Gift Box 2018

A$500.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Henschke
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Varieties
Region/Country
Eden Valley, Australia
Rating
98 points

Vintages

2018

Description

Hill of Roses is produced from a mass selection from the Grandfather vines in the Hill of Grace Vineyard, planted as a nursery block in 1989 by Prue Henschke. The planting is known as the ‘Post Office Block’ after the historic Parrot Hill Post Office ruins overlooking the vineyard. These vines were a mere 12 years old when the wine was first produced in 2001 and while the vines are too young to be considered for inclusion in Hill of Grace, the quality of fruit from this selection has produced a wine that warrants a separate bottling and limited release.

Ratings

Score
98 points
Reviewer
Jeni Port
Review

Hill of Roses stands alone with its joyous, aromatic-led personality, its warmth wrapped in dark fruits, earth and woodsy spices, its balance and its length. To borrow from the maker, a "long, linear, cool line of tannin" makes for a relaxed and inviting wine.

Score
97 points
Reviewer
James Halliday
Review

Sourced from 29-year-old vines grown on a single block on the Hill of Grace vineyard; matured in French oak (25% new) for 18 months. A core of pure blackberry and dark plum characters leap from the glass along with hints of blackcurrant pastille, sage, bay leaf, dried meats, earth and a gentle violet note. A wonderfully balanced release with a pure, savoury fruit flow flecked with spice and gentle herbs on the finish. Powdered, granitic tannins frame the wine beautifully, finishing mineral-laden with crystal clear definition and impressive persistence.

Specifications

Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2053
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Tasting Profile

Nose
Deep ruby with ruby hues. Fragrant aromas of blackberry, wild red berries, blueberry, star anise and pepper, with hints of vanilla pod, sage, bay leaf, crushed herbs and cooking spices.
Palate
The palate is rich and textural, with a vibrant core of blueberry, redcurrant and black cherry, supported by rosemary, thyme, anise, pepper and cedar, and beautifully balanced by lifted acidity, offering excellent depth and length, with amazingly fine velvety tannins.

Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz Gift Box 2018

Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz Gift Box 2018
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