The 2012 Mount Edelstone celebrated the centenary of the vineyard and the 60th bottling of this single vineyard Shiraz. Now suddenly the 2014 has suddenly popped up, as Stephen Henschke is holding the bolder 2013 vintage for another year. From the first sip, it’s easy to understand why, for this finely balanced, graceful shiraz is immensely drinkable right – especially given a little air. It tells of its Eden Valley heritage with perfumes of violets, dark cherries and ripe plums and a lift of all-spice. The perfectly poised palate offers succulent flavours of the same fruits with silky tannins flowing across the mouth. It will hit its straps from 2025, if you can wait.
GT WINE Magazine, June/July 2017