By Nick Walton
Hill of Grace, one of Australia’s most celebrated single-vineyard wines, will release a limited quantity of its 2004 vintage in on- and off-premise liquor outlets on Wednesday.
The iconic South Australian wine was produced from vine snippets dating back to 1860 and spent three years in maturation cells prior to release.
“The year 2004 has produced a beautiful wine with elegant structure and balance and with wonderful mature fruit characters and fine velvety tannins,” said Hill of Grace Winemaker Stephen Henschke. The Henscke family, one of the longest established wine names in the Barossa, have tilled the Hill of Grace vineyard since 1891.
To celebrate their single-vineyard wines, the Henschke wine company is concurrently releasing the 2005 Mount Edelstone Shiraz and 2005 Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon, all of which are highly commended on the Langton’s Wine Auction Classification of Australian Wine.
The Henschke Hill of Grace is expected to retail at $525. The Mount Edelstone will retail for $95 and the Cyril Henschke for $112.