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2009 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Deep crimson; a delightful euphony of red fruits, black fruits, quartz, spices and a touch of briary complexity; the medium-bodied palate is poised and precise, offering a velvety armchair ride to a long, even and multilayered conclusion; wonderful nerve and energy, with a very long life ahead indeed. Shiraz. (23-Feb-2012) [James Halliday]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $128   From: $116   To: $150

Search Rank 649 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 649th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 645th

Score: 94   When to drink: 2012 to 2040
The Wine-Searcher score of 94/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
96/100   2012 to 2040
96/100   2029 to 2039
89/100    
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Grape Variety

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are pronounced enough to consider them distinct varieties. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and is virtually synonymous with wine regions such as the Barossa Valley.

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Region
  • Eden Valley is a wine region within the Barossa zone of South Australia. Located at a latitude of 34 degrees south, it occupies the south-eastern half of the zone and with Barossa Valley forms one of the most qualitatively significant wine-growing areas of the world. The region derives its name from the small town of Eden Valley – known as the Garden of Grapes and Gums.

    Eden Valley's wine landscape is dotted with the rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges, which provide local vineyards with all-important altitude – the single most important fa ...more

  • South Australia is one of the Australia's six states, located (as the name implies) in the south of the vast island continent. It is the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for around half of the country's total output each year. But the region isn't just about quantity – countless high-quality wines are made here, most of them from the region's signature grape, Shiraz. These ...more

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