Hentley Farm Barossa Shiraz 2018
Visually inky black in colour with a deep bright dark red black tinged hue. Showing ample elevation are expressive aromatics of ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum which then merge into vanillin cedar, light earth, a hint of fennel and pepper. Flooding the full bodied palate with a wave of succulence are rich blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits which are underpinned by spicy vanillin cedar and earthy fennel elements. Finishes with superb depth and a burst of black pepper. There’s a youthful, inky opulence to the texture which is supported by good freshness and fine grained tannins. Cruises into a long, deeply fruited conclusion.
Cellar 6-8 years. Alc. 14.5%
"The usual mix of polished elegance and discrete power. The accent is on the fruit, not oak, and the balance ensures a long future. Plum and blackberry fruit, a dash of spice and licorice are on the money. Drink by 2033."
95 points, James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating