2020 Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz
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2020 Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2031-2033)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Stelvin

Impenetrable inky black heart with a dense black dark red hue. Brooding aromas of liquorice and blackberry engulf the nostrils followed by some dark plum, vanillin cedar, subtle earthy mocha and peppered fennel notes. Rich and bold with a robust structure, lavish blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits are underscored by a youthful freshness and sturdy tannin framework. Vanillin cedar, earthy mocha and pepper characters complete the back half. Slightly inky in its feel it powers through to a long boldly structured finish.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews….
Shiraz from Hentley Farm's estate D block in the western Barossa, destemmed and aged in French oak (60% new) for 22 months. A purple-splashed beast of a wine with the estate's characteristic plush black and dark berry fruits. Abundant spice and hints of cedar, vanilla bean, licorice, dark chocolate, tobacco pouch, pressed flowers and roasting meats. Plush and opulent with super-compact sandy tannins and all the structure to age well, should you be able to keep your mitts off it. Drink by 2043.
96 Points
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion