Henschke Mt. Edelstone Shiraz 2019

$290.99

The beautiful and historical name Mount Edelstone is a translation from the German Edelstein meaning ‘gemstone’. The dry-grown ungrafted centenarian vines were planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia.

The beautiful and historic name Mount Edelstone is a translation from the German Edelstein meaning ‘gemstone’, a reference to the small yellow opals once found in the area. The Mount Edelstone Vineyard was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas who founded The South Australian Company and played a significant role in the formation and establishment of South Australia. Unusual for its time, the vineyard was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500-million-year-old geology in the vineyard has given rise to soils that are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay, resulting in low yields from the dry-grown, ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952 by fourth-generation Cyril Henschke. By the time Cyril purchased the vineyard from Colin Angas in 1974, Mount Edelstone was already well entrenched as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines. Crafted by the Henschke family for over 65 years now, Mount Edelstone is arguably the longest consecutively-produced, single-vineyard wine in Australia.

Winemaker’s Notes: Deep crimson with ruby hues. Fragrant aromas of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, bramble, bay leaf and sage, with subtle notes of liquorice, cedar and burnt orange. The palate is rich and lush with well-defined blackberry and red fruit notes, leading to intense and spicy layers of licorice, sage and black pepper. Excellent balance and seamless tannins provide a long, lingering finish.

95 points, Wine Enthusiast

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