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2013 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews….
Still a bit tight and cedary, the 2013 Mount Edelstone Shiraz could use a couple of more years to flesh out and round into form. Sage and blackberry notes predominate in this full-bodied, concentrated and richly tannic offering. It still comes across as slightly drying on the finish, but it's velvety, and the fruit comes through at the end, so don't hesitate to hold onto this for a decade or more.
96 points
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

The 61st vintage, from 101yo ungrafted dry-grown vines, matured for 18 months in 81% French and 19% American hogsheads (34% new). The decision to hold back the release of this shiraz until after the '14 was correct - this is a densely packed wine destined for a long life as vertical tastings have proved again and again, intensity and focus achieved without apparent effort. Medium-bodied, but with compelling black fruits riding on the back of tannins and carefully measured oak.
97 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion