Henschke's 2017 Single Vineyards

Henschke is one of Australia’s most revered producers. Their flagship cuvée, Hill of Grace, is one of the most evocative names in the world of wine, but to ignore their other bottlings would be sacrilegious. Exhilarating and genuinely complex, Henschke's single vineyard wines are all unmissable and, as Jancis Robinson notes, “offer much of the grace in Hill of Grace and very, very much lower prices”. Tasting with 6th generation Johann Henschke last week allowed us to see for ourselves this phenomenal set of terroir transparent 2017s. He describes them as "composed, elegant and full of vitality". 

2018 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2025 - 2045
  • Henschke
  • 6x75cl
  • Eden valley, Australia
  • Available Now
Pricing
£750.00 In Bond £919.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 96

    The Mount Edelstone vineyard is in Eden Valley and is 16 hectares. It was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, classifying the ungrafted, dry-grown vines here as centenarian vines (according to the Barossa Old Vine Charter) at 106 years old. The soils consist of red-brown clay-loam. The 2018 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz is 100% Shiraz, matured in a combination of 27% new and 73% seasoned oak hogsheads (77% French, 23% American) for 20 months prior to blending and bottling. This is forever one of my favorite wines at Henschke—it speaks so clearly of my perception of Eden Valley. It is equally rocky/mineral/of the earth, as it is saturated in black and red fruits. The tannins are svelte and seamless. The gentle impact of the American oak is evident in the sweet bed of plump tannin and the slight gloss to the fruit. There is a grace and beauty to the palate, as usual. While Henschke rates this great 2018 vintage as being on par with the 2015 and 2016, they put it slightly behind 2012. You make up your own mind, however I am enamored by the wines I have tasted from 2018. Super wine. Drink 2023-2053.

  • Decanter, March 2023, Score: 98

    First bottled in 1952 by Stephen Henschke's father Cyril, this renowned cuvée is likely Australia's longest consecutively produced single-site wine, from a vineyard planted in 1912. A gem of a old-vine wine in every sense (it is named for the yellow opals once found in the area), it is spectacular in this vintage. 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. Structure for long ageing is assured by firm yet velvety tannins and fresh acidity. A gorgeous, opulent, complex wine that, on several tastings over three days, I preferred to Hill of Grace. Drink 2023-2045.

  • Matthew Jukes, March 2023, Score: 19+

    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. This is a cracker of a wine and a classic Mount Edelstone to boot, and it is already bafflingly precocious. But don’t worry because behind the exultant volleys of pristine fruit lurks muscle and crunchy tannin that will propel this wine forward for two decades and more. As time ticks on I become more and more enamoured by Mount Edelstone and this is another release that will handsomely reward those who manage to track down stock. Drink 2026-2040.

  • Jancis Robinson, March 2023, Score: 17.5

    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. Ripe fruit in an obvious framework and just a little alcoholic warmth and cinnamon on the finish. Drink 2024-2038.

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