2012 The Story Henty Vineyard Shiraz

imageThe second release of The Story Henty Vineyard Shiraz and it’s every bit as good as its predecessor. The site is


located just north of Hamilton, with unbelievable potential. It’s a very late ripening, marginal for shiraz but seems to get there in a tortoise kind of way. Doesn’t struggle, but doesn’t bolt. It holds acid magnificently. We have never added any to any of the wines from this site, and the pH is always pretty much perfect…makes me think that this is where people should be making ‘natural’ wine.


Flagrantly floral and heady. Ardent black brambly fruit and dark cherries with complexing silage notes. 66% whole bunches – best to give it some air as a two year-old. Youthful esters depart and an intricate structural network becomes apparent. With time a sinewy line of entwined acid and tannin asserts itself along with layers of undergrowth and meat. Black pepper and cocoa finish. Very much velvet curtains/David Lynch in style. 94+

Region: Henty
Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $50
Tasted: May 2014


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6 Responses to 2012 The Story Henty Vineyard Shiraz

  1. Mark Gifford says:

    Did Rory pass on the Beaume, TA and pH numbers when picked, for this wine? Would love to compare his numbers to ours just for interests sake.


  2. Had a bit of a chat with him yesterday but in terms of numbers, that only covered the ‘Rhone’ white. My fault as that’s what I was asking about. Hopefully Rory will chime in with further info. The balance feels great to me and I’ll be cellaring some.

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