Henschke Hill of Grace

The inimitable signatures of the ‘grandfather’ vines of Hill of Grace are a fine-laced, textural structure and ethereal nuances of exotic spice. Even the heat of the 2008 season has not dispelled either, making way for a Hill of Grace of balance, poise and outstanding persistence. The season has made for a powerful, deep and ripe style of dark berry and plum fruits over high cocoa dark chocolate. This won’t be a long-lived vintage by Hill of Grace standards, but it certainly promises good medium-term potential. $572 at Cellarit.