Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 1992

It always to me seems a little risky to serve a wine of this calibre blind.  And so it was served.  And having tasted it, I didn't care if the wine turned out to be a $3 cleanskin, because I was prepared to tell anyone who would listen (mercifully, a small group) it was gold.  Spices, fruit cake, leather, tea leaves and a touch of the barnyard were there as aromas.  I wrote down "drink me".  Amazing, amazing length on the palate and a touch of tea leaves.  The only negative thing I will say is that the wine presented older than it was, with some oxidative characters.  Not enough to care though.  97-98 points.  (8.2-8.3/10)

Abv: 14.1%
Price: $500s
Website: http://www.henschke.com.au/
Eden Valley
June 27, 2011

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