Hentley Farm Black Beauty Sparkling Shiraz 2016 disgorgement
What a great name for a sparkling Shiraz. You can’t see it very well in my crap photo, but this comes in excellent packaging too, complete with a cloth-like label and bell-bottomed bottle. Beauty!
A real decadent wine this. Has that western Barossan opulence to it, the style ultra rich and chocolatey, with lots of sweet and sour flavour with a big chocolate punch. No hiding the Barossan Shiraz identity here. It’s hardly a subtle wine, and the oak is omnipresent, but that just adds to the richness and weight.
I’m a fan. Best drinking: 2017-2030. 18/20, 93/100. 14%, $62. Would I buy it? A Christmas bottle maybe.