Friday, 7 July 2017

Hayes Family Wines Grenache 2016


And thank you very much... What a delicious Grenache! I could be absolutely selfish and drink the whole lot myself. And I may just do that - self-control can be a tough thing when wines like this come through the door which are so delicious and approachable.

Owner Brett Hayes personally dropped off a few samples recently. We chewed the fat on a range of topics too. It seems like things have barely got moving in his new full-time venture here - watch this space.

The fruit for this Grenache comes from a biodynamic vineyard in Greenock. 100% bush vine, 16 days on skins before 10 months in old French oak.

The simple tasting note looks like this: berry fruits, some fruit sweetness, a touch of spice and medium bodied with the delish factor cranked up to 15.

Delve deeper and there's plenty of intrigue despite its sheer pleasure...

Red flowers, juicy berry basket and raspberries - it's youthful exuberance is captivating. The more I swirl the glass aromas of violets and hint of orange peel reveal themselves. Super soft tannins roll through the mouth almost care-free. Those ripe berry fruits keep knocking on the door but not to be confused with jubey and jammy Grenache seen from time to time. So moreish and delicious.

A terrific wine and super buying.

Drink now to eight years.

93/100

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $26
Source: Sample
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