The Beauty block is grown at the lowest point of the Hentley Farm vineyard, directly on the banks of Greenock Creek. It is around 3 degrees cooler than the other blocks in the mornings giving slightly more ‘pretty’ fruit flavours and structure – hence the name. Co-fermented with around 3% Viognier skins also adds a hint of floral/spice to the aromatics. The palate is slippery smooth with fine tannins.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The Beauty, a fitting partner to the Beast, is a wine of elegance… Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name."
93/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, September 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Shiraz from the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley, co-fermented with viognier. It’s a highly successful wine, full-bodied and pretty at once, with sweet, ripe licorice, earth and plum flavours made both brighter and creamier by notes of vanilla and assorted florals. The finish doesn’t quite have the drama of the palate but it remains satisfying and sure-footed."