Like the fabled character, the Beast is big and bold, yet has a beautiful soft side… Selected from a single block high on the hill, where the soils are shallow and the sunlight is even, you can expect the Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz 2016 to exhibit great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins.
Richness and intensity are the defining characters of this traditional Beast aromatic, where dark fruits, Christmas pudding and liquorice stick fill the nose. Flavours mirror the aromatic profile, balanced here by the combination of grippy tannin throughout and freshness of acidity. Powerful and robust, clearly a Beast for the Hentley Farm traditionalist.
The fruit was de-stemmed and left on skins in open top fermenters for 8-10 days. After an early heat spike, a slow fermentation was achieved with temperatures ranging from 15-18C.
The Finer Details: Style – Red Wine Varietal – Shiraz Country – Australia Region – Barossa Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 15.5%