Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
Hill of Grace, the name of the vineyard and the wine that has so captured the heart of Shiraz cohorts around the world, shared an unfavourable growing season alongside most of Australia's winegrowing regions. Hot and dry throughout summer, a prolonged wet autumn, tested the ancient vines, and the superlative skill of the Henschke growers. Nevertheless, 1979 produced a delicate and refined Hill of Grace, worthy of the name's stature. A lighter, sweeter, pleasantly plump and jammy wine with ripe, brambly fruit, oak influence and supple, soft tannins.
Celebrated internationally as much for the heritage of it's ancient vines, as for the uncanny deftness of it's winemaker. Stephen Henschke has retained the traditional approach to winecraft used by his forebears, the Henschke name and reputation are inexorably linked with one of the world's great red wines Whatever the vintage, Hill of Grace is a magnificent Shiraz, grown on pre-phyloxera rootstock brought from Europe by early settlers, fashioned from vineyard blocks ranging between 50-150 years of age. Full bodied, magnificently concentrated, pure, and delineated, the distinguished and compelling Hill of Grace is acclaimed internationally as one of the world's great Shiraz.