The Quintessential Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 vintage

 

 

2021 Cellar Release

Hentley Farm Wines single estate example of the quintessential Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$82.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points
The Wine Advocate – 92 points
James Suckling – 92 points6

Vineyard

Four individual estate blocks: Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | Shattered limestone, salt and pepper siltstone, and bluestone subsoils | North-south and east-west row orientations | Varied micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | On skins for 45 days | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.35 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 22nd – 3rd March 2016 | Bottled: January 2018 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Plum | Earth | Spice | Tea leaf
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Outstanding length | Sweet and savoury balance

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Dingo
Vehicle – Holden Monaro
Musical – Baritone Saxophone