Henschke Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz 2018

 
Henschke Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz 2018

Mount Edelstone has been crafted by the Henschke family for over 65 years now and is arguably the longest consecutively produced, single-vineyard wine in Australia. Planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas who played a significant role in the founding of South Australia, the Mount Edelstone Vineyard comprises solely of shiraz, which was unusual for its time. The unique geological make up of deep red-brown clay-loam to clay results in low yields from the dry-grown, ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952 by Cyril Henschke, it has become recognised as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines.

Henschke Hill of Grace 2018, Hill of Roses 2018, Mount Edelstone 2018, The Wheelwright 2018 and Cyril Henschke 2018 are available through fine wine retailers, restaurants and the Henschke Cellar Door and website.

 

REVIEWS & ACCOLADES

“Glorious wine. Untold depths of the richest blackberry and plum fruit with a magically bright finish ex livewire acidity.”

𝟵𝟵 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – James Halliday, The Weekend Australian

 

“Superbly concentrated wine with deep set pure blackberry, dark plum, mulberry fruits, fine slinky tannins, attractive mid-palate richness and underlying mocha, vanilla notes… Superb mineral length, vigour and extract.”

𝟵𝟵 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal

 

“The emphasis here is immediately on the focus and purity of the wine… A beautiful wine which should impress over the next forty years.”

𝟵𝟵 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Ken Gargett, Winepilot

 

“This is a genuinely outstanding Mount Edelstone, with glorious fruit and multi-layered complexity. The nose sings of the Eden Valley with a sage and black fruit cocktail of flavours, and the texture is pure velvet.“

𝟭𝟵+/𝟮𝟬 – Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com

 

“The mouthfeel is seductive and supple, carrying trademark savoury bay leaf, sage and peppercorn notes that integrate beautifully into ripe, black bramble and blood plum flavours… A gorgeous, opulent, complex wine…”

𝟵𝟴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Tina Gellie, Decanter

 

“A gorgeous expression of site, pure with long, ripe tannins, lacy mineral-laden acidity providing clarity and drive and a finish that sails on for some time before finishing chalky and sustained.”

𝟵𝟴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion

 

“Beautifully expressive with a palate that is both complex and extraordinarily long… the balance of palate poise is so exquisitely right. Right up there with the best of this famous wine.”

𝟵𝟴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Ray Jordan, Business News

 

“…this is effortlessly complex and nuanced, with plum, black fig and blueberry fruit, lots of zip and acidity, a sheen of vanilla and potpourri spice, lots of understated concentration and a lingering kiss of a finish.”

𝟵𝟴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com

 

“Lustrous mid crimson. Quite concentrated nose and almost claret-like impression! Quite a charge of grainy tannins on the finish and a vigorous, assertive palate impression.”

𝟭𝟳.𝟱/𝟮𝟬 – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com

 

“…this is quite ethereal with agility on the palate with even, ultra-fine tannins that are beguilingly sweet.”

𝟵𝟳 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Zekun Shuai, JamesSuckling.com

 

“The wine is superbly concentrated and yet supple and fleshy in texture, the tannins generous and full throughout the palate, the finish lingering long and the aftertaste dry and cleansing.”

𝟵𝟳 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

 

“Sit back and feel your tastebuds firing up with pepper, sage, bayleaf, explosive layers of spiced blueberry and raspberry fruit forming an arrow through the palate. Crazy depths, velvety fine tannins, a real showcase of Eden Valley Shiraz.”

𝟵𝟳 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

 

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