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Primary Notes: Plum, blackberries Licorice Pepper
Secondary Notes: Vanilla
Tertiary Notes: Graphite
Body: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14.8%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
Maker: Hentley Farm
Grape: Shiraz (Syrah)
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served at 16 - 18 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Kbbq, Venison hotplate
Western Food Pairing: Barbecued meat, hard cheese, Roast
Hentley Farm Villain and Vixen Shiraz 2020
100% Shiraz. This bottle of Shiraz has a dense inky black core with a bright dark red black hue. Showing good aromatic lift out of the glass is a mix of freshly crushed dark plum, liquorice and blackberry scents trailed by hints of earthy graphite like characters and pepper. Rich blackberry, liquorice and plum fruits have an inky yet fresh feel overlaying vanillin cedar and peppered earth characters. Slightly dryish finish with polished tannins, youthful acidity and a mid length aftertaste. The palate combines rich Barossa fruit with a soft and approachable texture, look for plum, mulberries, raspberries and an array of spices.
Beyond the single vineyard estates, Hentley Farm produce a portfolio of modern wines sourced from select vineyards across the Barossa including a range of wines under the Villain & Vixen label.
Regional Barossa Blend: Including sites from; Eastern Barossa, Eden Valley, Krondorf and Western Ridge
Both summer and autumn was dry and January and February was hot. This ed to delayed and extended harvest, which produced vibrant colours and power fruits that creates wines of power and elegance.
80% of the grapes were de-stemmed & fermented on skins for 8-12 days - 10% Whole bunch ferment, 10% Extended maceration for 40-50 days. The wines were then seasoned French 100% for about 10 months.