2015 Hentley Farm Shiraz Barossa Valley
Concentration of flavour and overall form and poise is quite incredible given that this isn't among the top-of-the-tree releases from the estate. This is where the wine drinker really is the winner. It's thick with flavour but remains buoyant, even jolly, with life. Tannin too shirks no issues whatsoever. Barossa at its best.
Intriguing, with a blend of smoke, cigar box, espresso and nutmeg notes swirling around a dense core of cassis, plum and blackberry flavors. The elements mingle and linger on the detailed finish. (MW)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The deep garnet colored 2015 Shiraz has a compellingly meaty/gamey nose over a core of blackberries and black cherries plus and hint of tar. Medium to full-bodied with a taut structure of firm, rounded tannins and lively acid, it has densely packed savory flavors and great length. (LPB)
This has really a benchmark Barossa Shiraz for me. Big powerful dark fruit, smoke, scorched earth, ripe tannins, mouth filling texture and great purity. It handles all this power and fruit intensity without even a hint of being overdone or too ripe. A refined wine with so much regional character. An absolute pleasure to drink. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer)