Hentley Farm The Stray Mongrel 2015

Blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Zinfandel. In the GI of Barossa…Region of Barossa. But then you can drill further to Seppeltsfield and Greenock.

Hentley Farm, The Stray Mongrel, G/S/V, 2015


French and American oak. Forget the preconceived ideas on this one. Sure it’s Barossa, but It’s all raised eyebrows and “Seriously? You asked that question?” There’s a delicious nose with expected plum and red currant fruit, before it side tracks with walnut, ink, blueberry skin and then a twist of the Zin provides herbs/leafy and just enough date/sultana quality. Easy oak with gritty drinking choc ethos. The palate has a mint coolness before chalky tannins take over. Finishes with tart loganberry and pepper.

RRP: $28.50

Alc: 14.7%

Wine sample courtesy of Hentley Farm

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