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EPS7: The Creation Shiraz 2018 ‘first look’ with Chief Winemaker Andrew Quin – Knock offs with Nick

Posted 18 August, 2020


The Creation Shiraz 2018

National Brand Ambassador Nicholas Meyer enjoys a ‘knock off’ with Hentley Farm’s Chief Winemaker Andrew Quin taking the ‘first look’ at The Creation Shiraz 2018.

Each year since 2009, our Chief Winemaker Andrew Quin creates a limited release single block wine that showcases the unique terroir diversity across the Hentley Farm estate and the characteristics of the vintage that was.

After founding The Creation under the familiar Hentley Farm white label, The Creation now has an original label created each vintage by artists from the Adelaide Central School of Art, to portray the individuality, style, and distinction of this iconic wine.

Each vintage there are different reasons why wines for The Creation “pops out” during classification, and the uniqueness of the A6 Block was clear.
It has an incredibly lifted dried herbal characteristic combined with florals, and red centred fruit that we see from south facing slopes. The dried herbal lift is a wonderfully unique characteristic from the A6 Block. An intense wine with a balance of tannin structure, complex flavours, and aromatics.

“It almost isn’t Shiraz… it shows a real herbal edge which is just so cool, it’s very lifted with amazing aromatic intensity.”
Andrew Quin, Chief Winemaker.

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