Hentley Farm The Beauty Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
Impenetrable inky black colour with a very deep dark red black hue. Sailing out of the glass are lofty notes of blackberry, dark plum and liquorice followed by subtle dark chocolate, vanillin oak, fennel and spice. A wave of rich blackberry, dark plum and liquorice fruits flood the mouth providing it with an opulent yet refined feel. Spicy vanillin oak, fennel and a dash of pepper sits underneath. Good freshness on the finish with perfectly integrated velvet smooth tannins. Great power without being over weight, the finish long and sumptuous.
Cellar 6-8 years. Alc. 14.5%
"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 – Australian Wine Companion
97 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating