The Beast Shiraz

2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

Selected from a single block high on the hill, where the soils are shallow and the sunlight is even,
you can expect the Beast to exhibit great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins…

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

$120.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points
James Suckling – 94 points
The Wine Advocate – 96 points
The Real Review – 95 points
Decanter – 96 points
Matthew Jukes Top 100 - 2016

Vineyard

D-Block: Shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect | Long even sunlight
Upshot: Rich ripe fruit | Supple tannins | Intense aromatic and flavour profile

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 | Left on skins for 8-10 days | Slow ferment at 15-18°C | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 60% new, 40% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15.5% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 6.9g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 25th February – 1st March 2016 | Bottled: January 2018 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blackcurrant | Blackberry | Vanilla | Dark chocolate | Spice
Texture: Prominent up-front tannins | Fresh and youthful | Powerful | Robust

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – East-African Lion
Vehicle – Chevrolet Camaro
Musical – Tenor Tuba