The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, who is at the forefront of re-introducing native plants into their vineyards to improve biodiversity, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is recognised by savvy wine drinkers throughout the world.
Ruby red with garnet hues. Alluring aromas of wild red currant and raspberry, spiced cherry and Turkish delight with underlying nuances of rosehip, tobacco leaf and charcuterie. Surprisingly rich flavours of red cherry and wild strawberry with dried rosemary and spice complexity, sit upon a well-structured palate with a driving red currant acidity, enveloping core of fine-grained and creamy tannins, which persist for a beautifully long finish.
'Matured for 10 months in used French hogsheads. This is a truly remarkable wine to arise from a vintage ravaged by rain (the wettest Feb in 44 years), and a record number of heat days over 40 degrees C in Feb, disease a constant problem. The silky, mouthwatering tannins (truly) run through cherry/watermelon/spice fruit on the delicious palate, which I would drink tonight.' James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019, August 2018
We have been proudly selling Henschke wines for many years, and are their official stockist in the UK. Please note, that this is stored at ideal, temperature-controlled conditions in our bonded warehouse, and might therefore take up to one week to be delivered.