Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Winemaking Notes
Set among the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock Creek at Seppeltsfield, Hently farm is a botique winery owned by Keith and Alison Hentschke. The property has a long history of farming and viticulture. The beast represents the best of Hentley farm. The finest parcels of Shiraz were transferred to new French oak.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Powerful, potent, focused full-bodied wine with blackberry, licorice and earth; a very long palate, with inbuilt acidity and tannins. Rating 95 - Drink by 2022, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2007).
Big and concentrated this offerings is, appropriately, called The Beast. Tighter knit, more structured, and more obviously tannic than the 2003, the 2004 Shiraz The Beast exhibits abundant floral notes interwoven with scents of blueberries, blackberries, and subtle wood. It is fabulously concentrated and firmer in the finish, suggesting it will age beautifully for 12-15+ years. Rating 93 - Drink by 2020, Robert M. Parker Jr., erobertparker.com (OCT/2005).
Winery Tasting Notes
This complex wine combines aromatics of dark blueberry and blackberry with secondary aromas of chocolate-mint, spice, nutmeg and creamy vanillin.
The front and sides of the palate are lined with soft grippy tannins that lead to a mid-palate filled with flavours of dark fruits, cigar box, cedar, black olives and dark chocolate. Persistent tannins fill the back palate and combine with perfectly balanced fruit and oak layers providing incredible length.