Hentley Farm The Beauty Shiraz 2017
The Beauty, a fitting partner to the Beast, is a wine of elegance... Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Hentley Farm The Beauty Shiraz displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name.
Peach, apricot and florals provide the lift while surrounded by blue and red fruits, white pepper and peaty earth sitting further in the background. This complex combination of flavours continues onto the palate with the blue/red fruits playing the leading role. Bright acid and tannin drive provide great focus down the middle, bright fruits providing the framework. Soft, expressive and complex.
Estate-grown, and co-fermented with 3% viognier (in the form of wet skins). Even 1% of viognier can have an effect, so it's not surprising that the lifted perfume of the bouquet sends all the right messages. A ravishing wine with a brocade of red and purple fruits and polished tannins on a palate that lasts (figuratively speaking) forever. Drink by 2047. 97 points James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz (co-fermented with Viognier)
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%