1995 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia
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Made from 100% old vine Shiraz grown in the Eden Valley wine region. The Mount Edelstone vineyard, meaning gemstone, was planted in the 1920’s on the eastern slopes of the hill of the same name, located in Keyneton, high in the ranges east of the Barossa Valley. The Mount Edelstone wines are a model of consistency having received awards at National Wine Shows every year since 1956. Adverse whether conditions (drought, frosts and a dry spring and summer) reduced the 1995 vintage yields by up to 40%. However, with the lower yields came greater concentrated wines. The 70 year old dry grown vines are low yielding, producing wines of great intensity, complexity and length. The Shiraz was hand picked in mid April and matured in new and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for eighteen months.Deep crimson colour. The nose displays aromas of sweet spicy plums, anise and blackberries, with vanilla and coconut oak nuances. The palate is sweet, rich, soft and silky, with good length and depth. A slightly firmer tannin finish than the 1994 vintage reflecting the drought and low yields of 1995.