Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz 2017

  • 93 points
  • Price: $90
  • Drink: 2020 - 2028

If you love the decadent Barossa styles – the wines that are black as night and built for a Tomahawk steak – then this is the wine for you. It is a classic, modern take on the Barossa in that super-concentrated, luscious style. It is instantly explosive with bold and ripe blackberry essence, tar and chocolatey fruit supported by ample, spicy oak. It is then full-bodied, rich and jammy with chewy extracted tannins and excellent fruit concentration that drives a long and plush finish.  It is not the most subtle wine but has serious impact and power that will make it a great drink over the medium term.

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