The 2005 vintage of Henschke’s Hill of Grace will roll out to the market on Thursday (Apr 2) in what is always an anticipated release.

As Australia’s most celebrated single vineyard wine, the label is available in its usual limited quantities for the ultra premium market.

Winemaker Stephen Henschke said this year’s vintage was exceptional – possibly the best the winery has ever produced.
“2005 in the Eden Valley was picture book perfect,” he said.

“We had good rains in winter and in summer, a balmy spring and our newly installed frost fans saved us from several frosts. The ripening period was perfect with colours, flavours, concentration, and maturity figures matched only by the legendary 2002 wine.”

Made from vines almost 150 years old from one tiny Eden Valley vineyard, the Hill of Grace has always been a labour of love.

Created by Cyril Henschke in 1958 when single vineyard, single varietal wines were rare, now there is just 4 hectares of Shiraz vines producing this globally sought-after wine.

Next Thursday will also see the release of the 2006 vintages of Henschke’s Hill highly prized single vineyard wines,

Mount Edelstone Shiraz and Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon.

For more details, speak to Fine Wine Partners representatives.

The Shout Team

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