Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz 2016


So fragrant and lively at five-years-old, it pulsates with life. Is it the power of suggestion but are there dark rose notes amongst the violet and floral aromatics? Maybe the mind is playing tricks with this wine. If it is, it’s not a bad trick to play.

Alluring aromas here of turned earth, briar, black fruits, port wine dark jelly, anise, and baking spice.

A balance of sweet shiraz fruit intensity, a smidge of the savoury and a lifted, aromatic prettiness and delicacy.  Oak and tannins fully absorbed. A warm and embracing but also substantial shiraz that will age a treat.