Henschke Mt Edelstone Shiraz 2012
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.
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.