The acclaimed Henschke family, foundation members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, was one of the pioneering families of South Australia when Johann Christian Henschke migrated from Silesia (Germany in 1841). Each generation has contributed to the legend with fourth generation Cyril Henschke pioneering varietal, single-vineyard wines in the 1950s, most famously Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace Shiraz. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen and his viticulturist wife Prue have won many awards for their talent, innovation and integration of vineyard and winery. They lead the way with environmental, biodynamic and organic principles. Henschke wines are handcrafted and deeply personal, reflecting the unique terroir of vineyards: the wine names tell either a personal story of the family or the cultural history of their region.

The 60th anniversary of what is widely considered Australia's finest single-vineyard wine. Sometimes you've got to pinch yourself and ponder what a lucky existence this wine hack stuff is, sitting here in the Henschke cellar door having just tasted 26 vintages of Hill of Grace spanning back to 1958. Grace by name, grace by nature, it is an elegant, beautiful wine, tannin–acid architecture on point, the fruit depth is just stunning, dotted with five-spice, sage, pepper, charcuterie, crushed quartz and the most lovely, kinetic tannin structure. Finishes with great sustain, harmony and grace. Voluminous and complex, with amazing fruit density and just a complete wine. A classic! Dave Brookes. Drink to: 2070; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 99 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion

Deep red colour with tints of purple and black, less bright than the Hill of Roses, the bouquet more earthbound, more terrestrial at first, with fresh-turned earth and charred oak aromas leading, an echo of the eucalypt forest on a hot day too, while the palate is very powerful, firmly structured and solidly built, with abundant firm tannins and a slight alcohol afterglow. There is tremendous intensity, very full body and amazing horsepower. With time in the glass the trademark dried-herb notes arise, sage and oregano, with traces of black pepper and clove as well, the palate bursting with richness, a deep core of sweet fruit and a tremendously long follow-through, redolent of ironstone. A big wine for this vineyard, with bold, drying but supple tannins and great authority. (60th anniversary release; 57th vintage) Date: Mar 2023; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $950.00; Drink: 2023-2048; Rating: 99 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

Deep crimson. Fresh blackberry pastille, mulberry elderberry chinotto aromas with mocha, roasted chestnut aged notes with dried roses, sage herb garden complexity. Beautifully balanced with voluminous blackberry, mulberry, elderberry roasted chestnut flavours, lovely fine grained and loose knit tannins, superb volume, and integrated acidity. Finishes firm and minerally long. A superb young wine and destined to become a classic vintage. Date: April 2022; Drink: 2028–2045; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 100 Points; Andrew Caillard MW; The Vintage Journal

Matured in French oak (20% new) for 18 months. It opens with gloriously heady scents of wild herbs, spice and pepper, thence flawlessly balanced dark berry fruits, velvet tannins and quicksilver acidity. A 30-plus year future, yet ready for consumption now. Date: Nov 2023; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $950.00; Drink by: 2050; Rating: 99 Points & Top 100 Wines for 2023; James Halliday Wine Companion



SKU 13247
Brand Henschke
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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