Henschke Hill of Roses Shiraz 2017

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Rarely seen, but worth chasing, this sometimes gets dubbed Hill of Grace Lite, coming from younger vines from the famous vineyard, but it deserves better. Like any of these wines, a great many wineries would be over the moon if they could release prestige wines of this supreme quality. Magenta in colour, the nose is an array of dark berries, coffee bean notes, tobacco leaf, cloves and dark chocolate aromas which are still very young and coming together. Black olives and hints of roast meats emerge on the palate with sour cherries on the finish. Fine balance, excellent length, good concentration and real potential. After a day open, more red fruits arrived. This will surely impress for the next couple of decades.

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