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Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz 2021

Special Price $260.00 Regular Price $270.00
This is an exceptionally dense and concentrated Barossa Shiraz, which nonetheless evinces an elegance and grace which belies that power whilst multiplying its impact. Incredible. Just 12 Barossa Shiraz have scored higher than the 98/100 the 2021 Clos Otto has just received from the Wine Companion. 12 wines across the entire history of the Wine Companion. 5 of those were for various vintages of Penfolds Grange. Winefront 96/100 'Gee, it’s some wine. Outstanding.' The Real Review 98/100 '...retains tension and focus right to almost never-ending finish. A benchmark of Barossa' James Halliday's Wine Companion 98/100 '...a study in fruit density and grace ... plush fruit and latent power. Some finish, too! Long, sustained and rich, it's a no-brainer'
Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz 2021
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2021
Winemaker
Andrew Quinn
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2040
Bling
98pts James Halliday, 98pts Real Review, 96pts Winefront
Alcohol %
14.8
Closure
Cork
Biodynamic
No
Keith and Alison Hentschke purchased Hentley Farm in '97, as a mixed farming property with an old vineyard. Keith studied agricultural science at Roseworthy, later adding an MBA. During the '90s he had a senior production role with Orlando before moving on to manage Fabal, one of Australia’s largest vineyard management companies. Establishing a great vineyard like Hentley Farm required all of his knowledge. A total of 38.2ha were planted between ’99 and '05. In ’04 an adjoining 6.5ha vineyard was added, christened Clos Otto, and named for the man (Otto Kasper) who originally developed the land and planted the vineyard.
Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

History

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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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