Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hentley Farm Shiraz 2015

I haven't had a look at a Hentley Farm wine for a while so it was pleasing to see a batch of their new releases come through the door.

From the Barossa sub-region of Greenock, this is a blend of seven blocks within the vineyard. The wine sat on skins between 7-50 days and saw oak for 10 months, 15% of which was new.

I get the sense this is itching to get out of the glass. Aromas are bursting out of the blocks highlighted by dark berries, some blue berry, expected black plums, black olives and some dark chocolate. The fruit clearly still in its primary phase and presents well. Nicely balanced, dusty like tannins sweep through on a long finish.

Drink now to eight years.

I'd happily have a couple of glasses, no sweat.

91/100 - Very Good.

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $28.50
Source: Sample

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