In Article: Hentley Farm Wines Show Vineyards Really Matter
Source: Forbes Food & Drink, written by Forbes contributor Nick Passmore.
Nick Passmore talks about Hentley Farm wines after having tasted seven of them at a dinner with the winery's chief winemaker Andrew Quin, who was just awarded Barons of Barossa 2017 Winemaker of the Year.
For Nick, the attention Hentley Farm is paying to the different personalities of individual vineyards is on most appealing display in two bottlings of Shiraz from adjacent blocks, one named The Beauty, the other The Beast. The names are appropriately chosen, and the different personalities of the wines are explored in the tasting notes below.
And he calls it "serious, concentrated winemaking, artistic as well as commercial."
There is a growing emphasis on more sophisticated styles, more polish and nuance, a response, at least in part, to the evolving palate of the domestic Australian consumers. One aspect of this is a growing realization of the importance of exactly where the vines are planted.
Before Keith and Alison Hentschke bought Hentley Farm in Barossa Valley, Keith did extensive soil research, and results have paid off in spectacular fashion.
Continue to read the full article here and see what he thinks about these wines:
- Hentley Farm Riesling 2016
- Hentley Farm Shiraz 2015
- Hentley Farm Stray Mongrel GSZ 2015
- Hentley Farm The Old Ledged Grenache 2015
- Hentley Farm The Beauty Shiraz 2014
- Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz 2014
- Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz 2014
Photo credit: Nick Passmore