Hill of Grace 1999

Henschke

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1 Bottle (12 x75cl) Case 12 £500 per Btl Bottle [Add to shopping basket]
Tasting Notes

Thick treacly colour and smell (which verges on oxidised). Lots of VA! Literally like melted treacle toffee - quite hard work! Very drying finish and sudden end. Where's the fruit? Extremely severe at this stage.

Score: 15

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2008-2014 30 November 2005

Marred by overly gamy flavors, rich, round and generous with its black cherry, spice and tar flavors, with a strong gamy note that builds in intensity through the long finish. Drink now through 2015.

Score: 82

Winespectator.com, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2005-2015 15 October 2005

Medium ruby. Rich, roasted aroma of cherry and plums, with exotic Indian spices and sweet, dusty cocoa powder. Juicy and plump in the mouth, displaying creme de mure, singed plum, cherry and tangy licorice, along with black pepper and bacon fat accents. Spicy, strongly extracted berry and chocolate notes mark the long, intense finish, which leaves a strong tannic impression.

Score: 91

Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar 01 July 2005

The prodigious 1999 Shiraz Hill of Grace is a magnificent Eden Valley Shiraz, fashioned from vineyard blocks ranging between 52-144 years of age. Its inky/ruby/plum/purple color is followed by a fragrant perfume of black fruits intermixed with underbrush, dried herbs, vanilla, and spring flowers. Full-bodied, magnificently concentrated, pure, and delineated, this gorgeous, still young, compelling Shiraz is another example of a vintage that more and more appears to be underrated. It should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last 15-20.

Score: 98

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2006-2024 31 January 2004