2018 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz
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2018 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$235. 00
$2820.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 15 Years (2023-2038)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Glass Stopper

Gloriously rich, seductive and plush yet wonderfully refined, this is liquid silk in a glass.

From 106 year old vines, Henschke’s highly lauded 2018 Mount Edelstone was matured in 27% new and 73% seasoned (77% French, 23% American) oak hogsheads for a period of 20 months.
Midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Captivating the olfactory senses are soaring aromas of dark plum, blackberry, liquorice and dark chocolate which are complimented by spicy vanillin oak, earthy mocha and faint dried herb notes. Rich, silky and seductive, the refined full bodied palate is flooded with a tsunami of dark plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice fruits which are simultaneously unbridled in their power yet graceful. Seamlessly integrated tannins carry a cashmere like feel with vanillin oak, scorched earth and spicy mocha elements also chiming in for additional complexity. Concludes very long with an enveloping textural plushness to its feel.
Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Glorious wine. Untold depths of the richest blackberry and plum fruit with a magically bright finish ex livewire acidity.
99 points
James Halliday – The Weekend Australian

I lived on the property that lies between the Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace vineyards for eight years. My god it's a beautiful part of the world. Planted in 1912 by George Fife Angus and purchased by Cyril Henschke in 1974, though it had been bottled as a single-vineyard wine since 1952. Picture perfect blackberry and blackcurrant fruits, shades of mixed spice, purple floral tones, earth, licorice, rosehip and crushed quartz. A gorgeous expression of site, pure with long, ripe tannins, lacy mineral-laden acidity providing clarity and drive and a finish that sails on for some time before finishing chalky and sustained. Drink by 2045.
98 points
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

Serious, fulfilling nose but super elegant, with subtle spices, sage, spearmint, heather, ink, dark chocolate, red-berry fruit and blueberries. A refreshing citrus note, reminiscent of bergamot. Almost plush but nothing heavy here, instead, this is quite ethereal with agility on the palate with even, ultra-fine tannins that are beguilingly sweet. The silky, fresh and persistent finish lasts almost two minutes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
97 points

Inky opaque black in colour, with a dark purple rim. The emphasis here is immediately on the focus and purity of the wine. Chocolate, licorice, beefstock, leather, sage, black olives, cloves, black jellybean notes and blackberries. Seamless, with cushiony lush tannins, soft as duck-down. Fine acidity, knife-edge balance and extraordinary length. A beautiful wine which should impress over the next forty years. As Stephen says, “it screams Eden Valley”. Love it. And in comparison with the glorious Hill of Grace, here is the real value. Drink 2023-2063.
99 points
Ken Gargett – WinePilot.com