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Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz 2012

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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 Beast to exhibit great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins. On the nose the wine has black olive, tapenade, and blackberries with truffle-like earthy aromas. Black fruits persist on the palate; particularly blackberries teeming from the mid palate. Tannin profile is prominent, particularly at the front, but does not detract from the great length.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Hentley Farm
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Wine SpectatorLithe and expressive, dripping with plum, blackberry, mint and floral flavors, gliding across the refined tannins and lingering on the finish with expression and elegance. Has presence and tremendous depth. Drink now through 2025. 970 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, August 31, 2014