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A South Australian Drop Fit For Royals

When the Royals are in town they get treated to some of the very best wine that our state has to offer…

So if you somehow haven’t heard the news of the Royal visit, then let us enlighten you… Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are in South Australia! Right now…

We won’t lie, the Glam office might just love ourselves a little bit of Royal news!

Today Their Royal Highnesses are getting to know our great state. So of course they are in the picturesque Barossa, where they are being escorted by Mayor and Mrs Sloane, The Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le, Premier Weatherill and Ms Bailey around the streets of Tanunda. Showing off that rich heritage to the Royals…

But of course our beautiful Barossa is best know for its even more beautiful wine (our fave) and so, after all of the royal waving and pleasant chit chat is over, Mayor Sloane will be presenting Their Royal Highnesses with a gift box made from a recycled wine barrel containing a bottle of 2010 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz.

We would say that is huge news for Henschke (which it obviously is), but we think that it is more amazing for Their Highnesses. That is a spectacular bottle of wine that shows off the best that South Australia has to offer! Apart from the fact that the Henschke family have over 145 years of wine making experience, they were one of the original pioneers in creating the wine region that we know (and are so proud of) now, plus their wine is spectacular.

Fifth generation winemaker Stephen Henschke describes the 2010 vintage as blessed by nature, a comparison to the prized years 2002 and 2005.

“2010 is a beautifully balanced wine; from a season that was perfect in many ways. I could sit and savour the nose on this wine for hours; exotic spices, sage, pepper and rich layers of blackberry, plum and cedar. These amazing old vines delivered a complex palate of dark brooding flavours, texture and refined silky tannins with incredible length,” says Stephen.

From a tiny vineyard site in South Australia’s Eden Valley, overlooked by the spire of the historic Gnadenberg church, the single-vineyard shiraz has quietly carved out a name alongside the great single-vineyard wines of the world. Pioneered by fourth-generation winemaker Cyril Henschke in 1958, the release of 2010 Hill of Grace marks the 52nd season and the 32nd wine crafted by Stephen and his viticulturist wife Prue.

Does it get much better than that?

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