Hentley Farm "Stray Mongrel" GSZ 2011, Barossa, Australia (750ml)
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|| Grapes:||Grenache, Shiraz, Zinfandel|
|| Type:||Dry Red|
|| Region:||Barossa Valley|
| The cool conditions of the 2011 vintage have created a unique and complex Rhone-like aromatic on the 2011 Stray Mongrel. Spices of white pepper, sweet paprika and sumac combine with red fruits of blood plum, a slate-like minerality and light floral notes. The extended maceration is evident in this wine through the tannin structure, providing an interesting grippy and savoury texture. The complexity of the flavor profile mirrors that of the nose.
The addition of Zinfandel to the traditional blend of Grenache and Shiraz is unique to Hentley Farm... Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name.