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Hentley Farm The Beauty Shiraz 2013


SKU 19757



Winemaker's Notes
"Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name. Complex perfume of apricot, passionfruit, quince, jasmine, plum and red berries – strawberry and raspberry. These aromas are emulated on the palate and supported by soft even tannins with a full mid palate and great length."

Technical Notes
"Wet Viognier skins where added at the crusher at a rate of 3%. After an initial temperature spike 1/3 of the wine was sent to oak for fermentation off skins. The balance was chilled and returned over the skins where a minimal pump-over regime (1-2/day) was employed to ensure the softness of palate for which The Beauty is known. It was then basket pressed out to a combination of new (40%) and old French barrels where it underwent natural malolactic fermentation. A total of 18 months in oak."

Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Hentley Farm
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPolished and expressive, with powdery tannins complementing the generous flavors of blackberry, cherry and bacon. The finish expands and expands, showing tremendous presence and grace.

Harvey Steiman, August 31, 2015

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