HenschkeMount Edelstone Shiraz 2016Product code: 7737
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Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz is one of the most iconic wines in Australia, hailing from the Eden Valley vineyards in Barossa. The wine is named after the Mount Edelstone vineyard, which is located on the eastern slope of the Eden Valley and is home to some of the oldest, ungrafted Shiraz vines in the world. A rich, full-bodied wine with complex flavours of dark fruit and spice, it has an impressive structure with firm tannins that allow for aging and maturation. Elegant and refined, the Mount Edelstone Shiraz is one to savour, and its bold flavours make it the perfect accompaniment to a hearty meal.
Deep crimson with violet hues. Fragrant, spicy aromas of black pepper, sage, bay leaf and anise are interwoven with vibrant Satsuma plum, blackberry and blueberry, and gentle tarragon and cedar notes. The palate is complex and textured with rich and concentrated flavours of mulberry, blackberry and Satsuma plum, layered with sage, black pepper and star anise. The finish is beautifully balanced, with long, velvety tannins and excellent depth.
About the Winery
Located in the South Australian region of Keyneton, Henschke Wines is a 151-year old family-owned wine brand. It is one of the most popular wines crafted in Australia’s reputed wine areas of Eden Valley. It all started when the founder of the Henschke brand, Johann Christian Henschke planted the first vine in the vineyards of Keyneton during 1862.
The grapes for Henschke wines are sourced from three main regions – Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.
Eden Valley - Established in 1866, Eden Valley is the most important wine region for Henschke Wines as two of the brand’s iconic vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, are located here. The Hill of Grace wine, crafted using Shiraz grapes, is the flagship wine of this brand. It is not surprising that this wine went on to become one of the cult and best ever wines produced in Australia in a very short time.
The sandy loam soil covered with clay-weathered subsoils, dry viticultural practices followed and the hilly climate makes it ideal for cultivating varietals such as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Barbera and Muscat Blanc.
Barossa Valley - Located at the backdrop of the Barossa range, this region extends from Truro to Williamstown. It was established during 1842. You will find diverse quality of soils here – brown clay, reddish brown earthy soil and yellow sandy soils. The Henschke brand sources the Mataro grape varietal from the Mataro Mass Selection Block vineyard located here.
Adelaide Hills - Stretching to a distance of about 70km, the Adelaide Hills region was set up during 1839. The place enjoys a cool but moderate maritime climate, and contains sandy loam soil. These conditions make it ideal for cultivating the Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.