McHenry Hohnen Amigos Red 2012

“We are the Threeeeeeeeeeeeeee…Amigos!” So sang Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short in the 1980’s goofy comedy. In this case however, we see the 3 Amigos being Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 20% wild fermentation component of the Shiraz and big French oak cask maturation.

McHenry Hohnen, Amigos Red, Magaret River, 2012

ThreeAMigosREdMuch better than the dull 2011. This is a touch meaty and funky with plethora of tart red/dark fruit playing a perfect cushioning role. Shiraz brings plenty of white pepper over a slight pruney/dried fruit element over jubey Grenache. Nicely structured, plush and plump and making for good times. Acidity still gives it some cut and thrust for a 2012 vintage.  All the cellaring work has been done. Quaffable.

RRP: $28

Alc: 14.5%

Wine sample courtesy of McHenry Hohnen

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