Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2004

Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia

Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2004

Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Stephen Henschke Optimum Drinking: 2010-2030 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102932 Fill Level: In neck.
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Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2004 is 100% Shiraz sourced from a vineyard planted in 1912 - packed with concentration, history and tradition.

Henschke is regarded as the best medium-sized red wine producer in Australia, and has gone from strength to strength over the past three decades under the guidance of winemaker Stephen and viticulturist Prue Henschke.

The red wines fully capitalise on very old, low-yielding, high-quality vines from the Eden Valley and are superbly made with sensitive but positive use of small new oak barrels.


Excellent purple-red; a mix of blackberry and black cherry aromas lead into a medium- to full-bodied palate; the structure is more evident than on the Hill of Grace (but, then, the wine is 2 years younger); with hints of bitter chocolate, the palate moves decisively to the blackberry spectrum.James Halliday

Crackerjack wine. Really blown away by this. It's exotic to the hilt - full of plums, pepper, fruit cake, ground spice, tomato leaf, blackberries and lakes of blueberried fruit flavour. There's meat and rhubarb too. And then there's the tannin: rippingly mature, reaching, strong and integrated. This is an awesome wine. Drink: 2013-2024.Campbell Mattinson

"The 2004 Mount Edelstone is 100% Shiraz aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak. Purple-colored, fragrant and complex aromatically with notes of toasty oak, tar, licorice, bacon, and blueberry, the wine is rich and mouth-filling with enough structure for 8-10 years of evolution in the bottle. It will drink well through 2030."Wine Advocate

"Very smooth, concentrated and stylish, this is a sweet, luscious shiraz of full to medium weight. Its musky, peppery perfume of blackcurrants, plums, licorice, cloves and cinnamon is backed by a lightly smoky, coconut creme-like oak. It's long, dark and sumptuous, with a long and peppery palate saturated with small berry fruits and framed by firm, pliant tannins. It finishes long, with lingering dark-stained fruit and sweet oak."Jeremy Oliver