Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2014 Gift Boxed
Hill of Grace is the translation from the German ‘Gnadenberg’ and also the name was given to the lovely Lutheran church that overlooks the vineyard, planted in 1860. Cyril Henschke created the first Hill of Grace Shiraz in 1958 with fruit from the vineyard. Hill of Grace is a wine of exceptional quality and not only did this very small vintage release win Wine of The Year in 2018 Wine Companion, but it also comes in an understated branded wooden gift box for extra charm.
On the nose Hill of Grace has bright blue and blackberry aromas, combined with notes of cedar and black truffle. On the palate, it is perfectly balanced with flavours of fennel, ground spice and violet. Its robust tannins supported by French oak ensure it goes beautifully with beef fillet.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Grass Fed, Ribe-Eye Beef on the Bone Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Shiraz Region Eden Valley Vintage 2014 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Henschke
- Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz is one of Australia’s great wines
- This perfectly balanced Shiraz won Wine of The Year in 2018
- Hill of Grace comes in a legacy branded wooden box for extra charm
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2012 - The colour shows no sign of age, the bouquet and palate reminiscent of a Beethoven symphony, throbbing with power, its black fruits in a web of fine, ripe tannins, building inexorably to the last movement, constantly revisiting and rephrasing all that has gone before.
Vintage 2012 - Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Shiraz Hill of Grace is a little reticent on the nose to begin, opening out to a somewhat paradoxically tantalizing black forest cake, beef dripping, fertile loam and tree bark nose with hints of black pepper, Marmite, bay leaves, eucalyptus, licorice and baker’s chocolate. The medium to full-bodied palate is a wonderfully intricate mélange of mineral, savory, dark fruits and spice layers, framed by velvety tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing epically. This is a truly great Hill of Grace that has just entered the first stage of its drinking window and should continue to develop beautifully over the next 25+ years.