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2000 Henschke ‘Mount Edelstone’ Shiraz

  • Producer
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Eden Valley
  • Size
  • Condition
    Minor Label Damage

Regarded as the best medium-sized red wine producer in Australia, Henschke has gone from strength over the past three decades under the guidance of winemaker¬† Stephen and viticulturist Prue Henschke. The red wines fully capitalise on the very old, low-yielding, high quality vines and are superbly made with sensitive but positive use of small new oak. Hill of Grace is second only to Penfold’s Grange as Australia’s red wine icon. A founding member of Australia’s First Family of Wine.

The Mount Edelstone vineyard, situated in the Eden Valley, was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia. Unusual for its time, it was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500 million-year-old soils on the vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay, resulting in low yields from over 100 year-old dry-grown, ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952, it became recognised as one of the greatest shiraz wines in Australia.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Robert Parker Jr.
A knock-out red, the 2000 Shiraz Mt. Edelstone reveals a brooding purple color, great intensity, and tremendous power yet overall there is a sense of restraint as well as admirable purity of character. No wimpish effort, it is a layered Shiraz that builds incrementally across the palate, offering expansive blackberry, earthy, peppery notes with smoke and wood in the background. This cuvee, produced from an 86-year old vineyard in the northern sector of Eden Valley, will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age

2000 Henschke ‘Mount Edelstone’ Shiraz