Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2005 750ml, Eden Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 99 pts - Deep garnet with a hint of purple, the 2005 Hill of Grace offers a wonderful perfume of kirsch, red currant preserves and raspberry coulis with hints of cinnamon stick, cloves and orange peel. Medium to full-bodied, it is very elegant yet intense in the mouth with a lively acid line, medium-firm, very finely grained tannins, and a very long finish. Approachable now and should drink to 2040+. - Apr 2013
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 96 pts - Has a fragrant and expressive bouquet of plum and blackberry fruit with a strong spicy overlay, oak evident but not aggressive; the velvety, supple palate is laden with perfectly ripened black fruits and soft tannins in gentle support; has the hallmark seductive style of Hill of Grace. Shiraz. Dare tasted2 Apr 2009. Drink by 2025.
Wine Spectator - 98 pts - Tremendously seductive, this is a towering masterpiece of gorgeous flavors, supple texture and pinpoint balance. Offers a superstructure of plum, blackberry, green olive, exotic spice, tobacco and molasses flavors that swirl around a refined structure, wrapping a light veil of tannins over it all. The finish lasts and lasts. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 25 cases imported. -HS Oct 15 2009