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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Hentley Farm Shiraz 2015

Spends 10 months in mostly old French hogs and fruit is drawn from a selection of multiple Shiraz blocks, with different maceration periods and elevage regimes.

On opening a little like Bresaola; shows black fruit, grilled nuts, tapenade. Quite closed, less overt fruit than in other examples from the vintage.

Somewhat at odds to the aromatic intro: a wine that's loose, open and approachable. Black fruit: mulberry, a little back-up cassis, suggestive of cherry, a little blueberry and vanilla. Tannin is fine, an open structure that provides support for the wine. 

Shows little sign of its just sub-15% alcohol. Finished well, good travel, a little relief from some red fruit that raises its head at the final juncture. 92 

Tasted on: Wednesday 6th July, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $28.50
Alcohol: 14.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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