Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2015

Eden Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Henschke Mount Edelstone is one of the most important single vineyard sites in Australia. The 100 year old Mount Edelstone vines have been producing a single vineyard Shiraz since 1952 and is one of Australia's truly great wines. The 2015 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz offers sweet ripe plum and blueberry aromas while the palate is typically intense and deeply flavoured. While enjoyable upon release, this is a wine that will enjoy a decade or more in the cellar.

"98 Points. Deepish red colour with just a trace of purple in its rim, the bouquet is pungent raspberry, squashed overripe raspberry, classic Mt Edelstone. The wine is succulently fruit-sweet: gorgeously extravagant fruit floods the palate. It's almost jammy, the fine but persistent tannins just pulling it together on the finish so the aftertaste and follow-through are clean and balanced and refreshing. Lush fruit flavour, astonishing texture, very old-viney, a very impressive Edelstone. A stand-out vintage for this wine."- Huon Hooke, The Real Review.

"98 Points. This comes from a biodynamically farmed vineyard now more than 100 years old. In keeping with the vintage, it is more restrained and less opulent than the 2014, yet there's an elegance and poise. Typical vineyard characters of sage and bay leaf, with a sprinkle of pepper."- Ray Jordan, The Weekend West, June 1, 2019.

"96 Points. It’s grown on vines that are now 103 years old. It’s matured in 78% French oak and 22% American, and all-up 22% of this oak is new. It was first bottled as a single vineyard wine in 1952. Distinctive aromatics. Leathery, almost gamey, with potpourri and roasted plums, blackberry, bay and clove flavours. It’s both soft and zesty, beety and earthen, but also sweet and floral. You get an array. You get an experience. It’s so different to the Hill of Roses, but obviously no lesser. Life. It tastes like a life well lived, or an expression of that, though it’s certainly a wine of vigor. As you drink it the words classic lands in your mind. Alcohol: 14.5% Screwcap Drink: 2022 - 2040+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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.
South Australia
Eden Valley
The Mount Edelstone vineyard, situated in the Eden Valley, was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia. Unusual for its time, it was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500 million-year-old soils on the vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay, resulting in low yields from over 100 year-old dry-grown, ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952, it became recognised as one of the greatest shiraz wines in Australia.

Vintage: 2015

Grape varieties: 100% Shiraz

Technical Details

Alcohol: 14.5% pH 3.48 Acidity 6.3g/L 750mL

Harvest Date: 10th - 19th March

Maturation: Matured in 78% French and 22% American (22% new, 78% seasoned) hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.

Viticulture: Grown using organic and biodynamic practices.

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