Like the fabled character, the Beast is big and bold, yet has a beautiful soft side. Selected from a single block high on the hill, where the soils are shallow and the sunlight is even, you can expect the Beast to exhibit great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins.
Black olives, liquorice stick and blackberry play the leading role on the nose and are supported by toasty almonds and spicy vanillin. Traditional Beast tannins line the front of the palate before a more subtle mid-palate loaded with black fruits and forest berries. At the back dark fruits continue and combine with dark chocolate and vanillin, a finish that seems to never end!
2014 vintage – 97 points James Halliday
2013 vintage – 95 points James Halliday, Barons of Barossa Grand Cellar Selection Trophy
2012 vintage – 96 points James Halliday
2011 vintage – 94 points James Halliday
2010 & 2009 vintages – 95 points James Halliday
2008 vintage – 96 points James Halliday, 94 points Wine Advocate, 93 points Wine Spectator
2006 & 2004 vintages – 95 points James Halliday
2007 & 2005 vintages – 94 points James Halliday