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2016 Henschke Mt Edelstone Shiraz

2016 Henschke Mt Edelstone Shiraz

Producer:  Henschke

Region: Eden Valley

Country: Australia

Grapes: 100% Shiraz

Vintage: 2016

ABV: 14.5%

Vivino: 4.3
Drink By: 2046 

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Occasional Wine Note: This is a powerful Shiraz that we just had to include in our allocation. There seems to be more savory notes than fruit, but it's absolutely all there. They don't just give away 98-point ratings to any wine. This is another cellar dweller candidate that will get better with age - another 20+ years really. If you must open it, let it breathe for at least an hour.

  • James Suckling

    Critic Score: 98

    This has intense spice and sage, as well as bay-leaf aromas with intense, vivid blackberries and red plums. Blueberry notes, too. There’s so much spice, violet and bergamot, together with black tea-like notes. The palate has an immaculately framed tannin structure with rich blackberries and blueberries, as well as plum notes. This layers up so nicely on the palate. Very intense and powerful yet fine texture. An exceptional vintage for Mt. Edelstone. From vines planted in 1912. Drink or hold.

  • Wine Advocate

    Critic Score: 96

    The 2016 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz is steeped in complexity, with aromas ranging from camphor, bay leaf and sage to smoke and grilled beef and from blueberries and blackberries to plums laced with spice. Full-bodied, rich and intense, it's ripe and velvety textured, with a long, licorice-tinged finish and dusty tannins that bode well for the cellar. From vines planted in 1912, I suspect this will come close to the quality of the Hill of Grace at a fraction of the price. Tasted again the following day from the open bottle, this was even better, seamless, flowing and harmonious in the mouth.

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