2010 Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz
Strong dark fruits of plum and blackberry provide the rich inky aromatic profile expected in the Beast, combining with an array of chocolates and savoury spices. These rich inky fruits flow from nose through to mouth, filling the entire palate where supple/ripe fruit tannins combine with oak driven dusty notes that provide complexity. As always with the Beast, layers of beautifully balanced fruit and oak fill out the back palate and provide fantastic length. Overall, a hugely rich and intense palate with the underlying soft side for which the Hentley Farm vineyard is known. An outstanding vintage for wines of this style, and the 2010 Beast certainly won’t let you down! Drink now or in the next 20 – 30 years.
Reviews & Accolades
2009 vintage – 95 points James Halliday
2008 vintage – 96 points James Halliday, 94+ points Wine Advocate, 93 points Wine Spectator
2006 & 2004 vintages – 95 points James Halliday
2007 & 2005 vintages – 94 points James Halliday
2003 vintage – 95 points points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate