2018 Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz

Highly Rated
One of the Barossa's greatest wines, from a tremendous year. Luxurious, velvety Shiraz of pure indulgent class.

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Clos Otto is a mighty, mighty wine, an icon Barossa Shiraz with a tremendous ageing pedigree. And in 2018 it is on perfect form.

Its source is a corner of a single vineyard in Seppeltsfield originally planted by Otto Kasper, and purchased by Hentley in 2004.

A soft, intense and luxurious Shiraz, aged in quality French oak for almost two years, 50% new. Rolling layers of coffee, plum, dark cherry and cocoa, supported by gentle, graphitey tannin. It most definitely has the wow factor.

First released in 2005 this has a history of great cellaring - so stash a few bottles if possible...

Opulence, complexity and balance all come to mind when thinking about the Clos Otto Shiraz... With vines planted by previous owner Otto Kasper using a cutting from an ageing and secret Shiraz clone, and tended to with almost antique machinery and a well-practiced hand, the Clos Otto vineyard consistently yields super low quantities with ultra-rich flavours.

In 2004, an unlikely kinship shared with an elderly German gentleman resulted in the Hentley Farm estate being extended with the purchase of a neighbouring vineyard, which shared the treasured natural amphitheatre of rolling hills that surround Hentley Farm and has resulted in our icon, the Clos Otto Shiraz.

96 Points - "Matured 22 months in 65% new French oak barrels. Barossa shiraz of brooding presence and effortless confidence. Black and red fruits of all kinds, polished and lush. Layers of spice. French oak rises to the challenge, yet sits obediently behind the fruit, flanked in high-cocoa dark chocolate and roast nuts. Finely crafted tannins and vibrant acidity coax out a magnificent finish. One of the greatest yet." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

97 Points - "Ink black heart into a glass-coating deep purple rim. Dark fruits, lifted North African spices and black olive tapenade on the nose. Deep and dense on the palate, dark fruits, loam and bay leaf show early then roll into a melange of spices, blood and stones. Undoubtedly full-bodied but the fine brush of acidity and gravelly tannins control it and bring a vitality that's unexpected. Lingers forever on the palate. A great example of big Barossa handled with great care and attention." - Stu Knox (The Real Review)

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