The Quintessential Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 vintage
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93 James Halliday

$62.00

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

The Quintessential Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

Vineyard

Various: 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

Rainfall: Rain event in early February | Dry thereafter

Temperature: Mild Summer temperatures

Upshot: Delayed harvest | Outstanding flavour development | High natural acidity | Wines of poise and 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

Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.58 | Acid: 7.0g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 15th March–23rd March 2017 | Bottled: December 2018 | Released: October 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2037

Profile

Profile: Blueberry | Liquorice | Mushroom | Graphite

Texture: Soft and even tannins | Outstanding length | Balanced oak

Characteristics
Animal: Dingo
Vehicle: Holden Monaro
Musical: Baritone Saxophone