2004 Henley Shiraz

“Henley is named in honour of my Grandfather, who passed away at the ripe old age of 102. This wine is the best of the best of our McLaren Vale Shiraz and only a maximum of 10 barrels of the Vintage are set aside for Henley.”Geoff Merrill


Wine Reviews:

96 points- James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

"Medium red-purple, good for age; the bouquet is complex, starting to develop earthy, spicy, cedary/cigar box secondary aromas; I have tasted this wine several times over the years, and I think it is now close to its best, especially if matched with a decent sized piece of Wagyu steak."

96 points- Ray Jordan (The West Australian)

"Merrill gives this super-concentrated Shiraz the treatment. The best barrels are chosen and then put back into new French oak, giving them about 32 months in total. Lashings of oak balance with the powerful, opulent fruit; a superb wine for those who like 'em big and bold, with a degree of sophisticated elegance."

Winner -The La Motte 2010 Shiraz Experience (South Africa)

"The 2004 vintage of Geoff Merrill’s Henley Shiraz was judged the best wine at The La Motte 2010 Shiraz Experience in South Africa. Pitted against a formidable international line up which included Grange Hermitage, Hill of Grace and Guigal’s La Mouline, 90 tasters cast their votes with the 2004 Henley finishing ahead of Eagle Nest Constantia Shiraz and Penfolds Grange third."

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