Henschke, one of Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries, has been making wine for over 150 years. The respect for history, passion and care that current custodians Prue and Stephen have continued to carry out truly makes this one of the finest estates in Australia, with some of the oldest vines in the world.
First produced in 2001 from vines planted in the Hill of Grace vineyard in 1989, can not be included in the icon wine due to its very young age but its quality warranted a seperate bottling due to its class and finesse.
Like with HOG, Hill of Roses goes into almost 90% French oak of which 75% is well seasoned and also goes through an 18 month elevage. Showing a little cedar, raspberries and red currants, sage and cracked pepper. Fluid and supple on the palate and moderate of weight with plenty of focus and a pep in its step, all with brightness and freshness that shows its pedigree and place as well as the skill and understanding of the Henschke family.