Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist
1 May 2024 | Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist

Henschke 2019 Single Vineyard Release

 A Vintage Graced by The Nurturer

Today marks the global release of the highly acclaimed 2019 Henschke Single Vineyard wines from the Eden Valley. This revered collection includes Hill of Grace Shiraz, Mount Edelstone Shiraz, The Wheelwright Shiraz and Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon. 

As single-vineyard wines, production is limited by the size of the site and how the season unfolds. While 2019 was a challenging season and yields were miniscule, the wines produced are of outstanding quality with wonderful flavour concentration and incredible power, excellent balance and seamless, mature tannins that reveal impressive length and depth.

To complement the 2019 single-vineyard wines, two museum vintages have been jointly released directly from the Henschke cellars; 2008 Hill of Grace Shiraz and 2013 Mount Edelstone Shiraz.

These three vintages - 2019, 2013 and 2008 - all share a common thread - warm, dry seasons that resulted in extremely high-quality yields with an outstanding ability to age.



“2019 gave us many challenges to meet. With a warm and dry start to the season, a blanket of rich compost and mulch under the vines was especially important to keeping the roots cool and preserving soil moisture through summer. Due to wind, frost, hail and the hottest summer’s day on record, we worked hard to protect the precious bunches remaining. Although the yields were miniscule, the quality produced by these old vines shines through. Our love and nourishment in the vineyard has been returned in the wines.”

- Prue Henschke, Viticulturist


Prue Henschke at Hill of Grace Vineyard
2019 Hill of Grace Shiraz




2019 Hill of Grace

99 Points | James Halliday | The Weekend Australian

"The vivid colour, the perfume of the bouquet, the harmony of the red and black fruits, and the reassurance of precisely tailored tannins all add to the triumph of Prue Henschke in the vineyard, and Stephen Henschke in the winery. The synergy between these parts is such that there's no hint of a difficult - indeed, very difficult - vintage.”


2019 Mount Edelstone

98 Points | Andrew Caillard MW | The Vintage Journal

"Supple and minerally with fresh pure blackberry, raspberry fruits, fine slinky / chalky textures, well integrated marzipan, roasted chestnut characters, attractive inky complexity and fresh long indelible acidity. Builds up brambly firm, pure and tight with star anise notes. A lovely claret style with beautiful volume and understated power."


2019 The Wheelwright

97 Points | James Halliday | The Weekend Australian

“A particularly generous and forthcoming wine, with blackberry and plum driving the immediate response, the luscious bouquet quickly followed by the intense palate before a second response of elegance and finesse flows from wonderfully crafted tannins.”


2019 Cyril Henschke

97 Points | Sarah Ahmed | Decanter

“This is an utterly beguiling vintage of this single-vineyard Cabernet, with terrific expression of variety, sub-region and terroir. Ripe but sinuous, lissom even; the blackcurrant, blackberry and mulberry fruit is scented with violets, lilac and garrigue herbs, plus delicate notes of tobacco, coffee and walnut cake and cedar.”


2008 Hill of Grace

99 Points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review

“Sumptuous palate flavour, with masses of tannin but also a core of sweet fruit endures. The finish is energetic and driving, the aftertaste lingers on for an eternity. A majestic mature shiraz in the prime of its life. A great wine!”


2013 Mount Edelstone

97 Points | Dave Brookes | Halliday Wine Companion

“It's in a wonderful place with some light tertiary tones beginning to make themselves known in the form of gentle leather and tobacco notes that lie behind the elegant red and dark berry fruits…It's a pleasure to see these museum releases.”


Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist is delighted to celebrate the release of these beautiful, rare and highly respected Australian wines.  

The fifth, sixth and seventh generations of the Henschke family


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