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Clos Otto Shiraz


Opulence, complexity, and balance all come to mind when thinking about the Clos Otto Shiraz…

With vines planted by the previous owner Otto Kasper using a cutting from an ageing and secret Shiraz clone and tended to with almost antique machinery and a well-practised hand, the Clos Otto vineyard consistently yields super low quantities with ultra-rich flavours.

G-BLOCK: Shallow red clay loam overlying red plastic clay | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect | Long, even sunlight.

UPSHOT: Soft, elegant tannins | Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant | Complex aromatic and flavour profile.

HARVEST: 18 FEB - 5 MARCH 2021

98 POINTS - Halliday Wine Companion

"One of Hentley Farm's flagship wines + a stellar Barossa vintage = a very good thing indeed. It's a study in fruit density and grace, with stunningly pure satsuma plum and black berry fruits, layers of spice, licorice, dark chocolate, turned earth, ironstone and blueberry flan. Full-bodied with a thick layer of gypsum-dust fine tannins, there is a real sense of elegance and poise despite all the plush fruit and latent power. Some finish, too! Long, sustained and rich, it's a no-brainer for the cellar."


98 POINTS - The Real Review

"Ink black core with a deep and staining purple rim. Heady aromas of ripe mulberry, candied violets, rope liquorice and pepper spices. Full and weighty on the palate, dark fruit is layered amongst earthy spices, wakame and ironstone. Tannins are prodigious so the flow retains tension and focus right to almost never-ending finish. A benchmark of Barossa, big and bold but keeping balance. Drink to 2042."


96 POINTS - Winefront

"Quite some perfume in with all that brooding black fruit and dark cherry, cocoa, a ferrous feel, ozone, panforte. You'd have to say it's full-bodied, and yet, it seems quite light on its feet, rich flavour, allspice and black forest cake, that ferrous feel tannin is a theme, and the finish is very long and complete, some coffee bean in the aftertaste.
Gee, it's some wine. Outstanding."


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