Ratings & Tasting notes:
99 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The flagship 2004 Hill of Grace (100% Shiraz) was sourced from vines ranging in age from 56 to 148 years. It spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. Purple-colored, it reveals a breathtaking aromatic array of violets, pepper, leather, smoked meat, game, blueberry compote, and black cherry. It splendidly combines elegance with power in a spicy, savory amalgam along with that extra dimension that can only be provided by old vines and a great site. Drink this hedonistic Shiraz from 2015 to 2040.” (2/09)
97 points Wine Spectator: “Ripe, supple and seamless, this is marked by delicious pepper and dark chocolate nuances to the focused cherry, plum and fresh orange peel flavors, making for a lush mouthful that lasts and lasts on the creamy-textured finish. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 45 cases imported.” (10/08)
95 points Wine Enthusiast: “This stellar wine takes a little time in the glass to show its true class, but once it’s properly aerated, the aromas go from rather vague and lifted to plummy and spice laden. In the mouth, it’s rich, creamy-textured and lush, offering the flavors of plum pudding without the excessive weight that the words suggest, plus hints of grilled meat. Again, with airing, it gets even better, piling on more red fruit notes and turning more elegant. A great example of Shiraz…” (03/09)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Capsule: Tight with no oxidization
Fill Level: Mid Neck.