Monday, 27 April 2020
Hayes Family Wines Block 2 Grenache 2019
A super Grenache to get you in the mood. This Hayes Family Block 2 comes from a certified organic vineyard planted in the 1940s.
Sitting metres from the winery, it crops at under one tonne per hectare. Dainty fruit, delicate spices great acidity and super fine tannins all scream for your attention.
It feels leaner than the stated 14% alcohol. On opening, bright red fruits salute with a slight crunch. But that crunch subsides with time and the fruit goes deep on day two off tasting. A wine that is sturdy through the mouth, yet it gracefully waltzes at the same time. A touch of blueberries shift to dark berries. Soft spices and faint licks of licorice wrap themselves around a moreish finish that is hard to ignore. Super fine tannins roll through sealing the deal. Winemaker Andrew Seppelt has nailed it.
Release date - June 2020
Drink to eight years+
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