By Andy Young
Henschke has re-released its 2005 and 2006 Hill of Grace wines, as a pair, in a custom-made wooden presentation box.
The museum releases are accompanied by a book of stories, history, tasting notes and technical information. Every bottle of Hill of Grace is individually numbered for traceability to guarantee its authenticity and provenance. The 2005 and 2006 have been kept aside in the family cellars in perfect cellaring conditions for lovers of back-vintage wines.
Stephen Henschke said: “One of the great pleasures of keeping back small components of special vintages is discovering how they age over time. Hill of Grace is one of the oldest single-vineyard wines today which still recognises the first moment of its creation; the same unique site, dream and desire for integrity and excellence. Now over a decade old, the wines have been left undisturbed since we bottled them eight and nine years ago, respectively,” says Stephen.
“Opening these wines now, brings much to reflect on the 2005 and 2006 vintages; both showing wonderful structure, longevity, balance and character.”
He added: “The release is extremely limited. This mini-vertical provides wine lovers with either a starting point for their cellars, or an opportunity to build on their Hill of Grace collection.”
The wines are available from today at selected fine wine retailers and restaurants Australia-wide as well as the Henschke Cellar Door and website.