Henschke `Mount Edelstone` Shiraz 2000 (2x 750ml), . Cork closure.

Description:

Sweet and spicy with blackberry, plum and anise aromas, subtle vanilla notes and ferny hints. Rich with good intensity of fruit and texture across the palate, soft and full with excellent balance, velvety tannins and good length.

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Sweet and spicy with blackberry, plum and anise aromas, subtle vanilla notes and ferny hints. Rich with good intensity of fruit and texture across the palate, soft and full with excellent balance, velvety tannins and good length.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

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Background

The Mount Edelstone vineyard, meaning gemstone, is a single delineated historic vineyard planted in the 1920s on the eastern slopes of the hill of the same name, located near Keyneton high in the ranges east of the Barossa Valley. Aged vines, deep loam soil, Mediterranean climate and traditional hands on winemaking techniques have continued to create one of Australia’s most unique old-vine shiraz wines. The 80-year-old dry-grown vines are low yielding producing extraordinary intensity of colour, depth of fruit flavours, complexity and palate length. The individual vineyard Mount Edelstone shiraz has been produced since 1956.

Deep crimson in colour. Sweet and spicy with blackberry, plum and anise aromas, subtle vanilla notes and ferny hints. Rich with good intensity of fruit and texture across the palate, soft and full with excellent balance, velvety tannins and good length.

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100% 90 year old vine shiraz grown in the Eden Valley wine region.

The Mount Edelstone vineyard, situated in the Eden Valley, was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia. Unusual for its time, it was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500 million year-old soils on the vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay resulting in low yields from the nearly 95-year-old dry-grown ungrafted vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952, it became recognised as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines.

Matured in 90% new, 10% seasoned French (67%) and American (33%) hogsheads for 21 months prior to blending and bottling.

Deep crimson/black in colour. A delightfully fragrant bouquet of anise, plum, sage and pepper with blackberry and vanilla hints adding complexity. The palate is lush and fleshy in texture with elegant fine, velvety tannins contributing to the wine’s length.

Top Vintages

2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1991, 1990, 1986, 1971

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Other Information

  • 2000 vintage
  • 2 x 750mL units
  • SA - Eden Valley, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14% alc.
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