2009 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz
The Mount Edelstone vineyard, meaning gemstone, was planted in the 1920's on the eastern slopes of the hill of the same name, located in Keyneton, high in the ranges east of the Barossa Valley. The now 97 year old vines produced impeccable fruit in 2009, a season rated by the Henschke’s as exceptional. The wine was matured in a combination of 76% French (66% new, 34% seasoned) and 24% new American hogsheads for a period of 21 months prior to blending and bottling.
Opaque black crimson colour with dark crimson red hue. Very perfumed the nose offers up delightful top notes of ripe dark plum and liquorice followed by some blackberry, subtle dark chocolate, toasty oak and spice. Fleshy, rich and abundantly fruited yet possessing a textural elegance and silkiness the wine floats across the palate with mouthfilling flavours of ripe blackberry, dark ripe plum, chocolate bullets, toasty oak and spice. Trademark Henschke velvety tannins showing superb depth with very long ripe blackberry, dark plum, liquorice, toasty oak and spice aftertaste.