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Hentley Farm Fool's Bay 'Beached' Shiraz Cabernet

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Hently Farm are a relatively new addition to the Barossa family, releasing their first wines in 2002 from the brown soils of Seppeltsfield in the Western Barossa. Overt, modern styles they radiate well-ripened fruit, as well as being generous and easy to enjoy.

The 2009 Beached is deeply coloured, has layers of dark cassis, chocolate and plummy fruit finishing big and bold with silky tannins. Rack of lamb would go nicely. Funny name, great wine and certainly not to be taken too lightly.

Winemaker's Notes

This is a full bodied wine deep purple in colour, which shows hints of herbaceous cabernet combined with rich fruits of ripe blackberry and currant. The palate is equally rich, with intense red and black fruits, strong tannin structure and layered finish.

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Hentley Farm Fool's Bay 'Beached' Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep crimson; attractive, richly fruited wine, ideal for barbecue/informal drinking over the next few years.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Good varietal aromas of plums and chocolate. Palate warm and quite mature and chocolaty for an 08.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; direct red and black fruits run through a relatively long palate; good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This toasty little blend snapped up gold at the Adelaide wine show with its direct black fruits and savoury oak toast. The savoury profile runs through the palate too, squaring off the fruit sweetness and accentuating the regional dusty tannin grip.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
This is from Hentley Farm in the Barossa and has rich, concentrated, ripe blackberry and dark plum flavours, fleshy almost syrupy texture, and a supple, balanced finish.
Quaff 2009 2008

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