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2015 Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz

ITEM 8098999 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
12 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8129441 2 $56 Mar 6, 2022
I8129441 2 $55 Mar 6, 2022
I8113973 2 $60 Feb 13, 2022
I8108530 6 $60 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

...rich, deeply scented spice cake dotted with perfectly ripened black cherries, served in liquid yet savory form. Full-bodied, creamy and densely concentrated, this muscular offering picks up intriguing hints of pepper and licorice on the long, firmly tannic finish.

95James Suckling

Lots of blackberries, tar and black licorice on the nose here. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. A rich and beautiful wine that is sexy and exotic.

92Wine Spectator

Appealingly ripe and round blackberry and blueberry flavors are plush and generous, with details of chai tea, black walnut and caramel on a velvety body.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.