Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Hentley Farm The Old Legend Grenache 2015
The final wine was a result of three parcels all treated differently prior to blending. In short, 30% was picked early and fermented with some whole bunches, 40% was picked late and cold soaked, and the remaining 30% spent 60 days on skins.
Raspberries and strawberries, some meatiness kicks in. More time in the glass and dried rose petal aromas start to reveal themselves. Attractive aromas all up. Soft fruit generously coats the mouth. A dash of baking spice adds to the textural feel though there is some warmth about it. Fine grained tannins sit pretty. An interesting and expressive Grenache no less.
Drink now to ten years.
92/100 - Very good.
Region: Barossa Valley
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