Hentley Farm The Rogue Red Field Blend 2016 (12 x 750mL) SA

Sourced predominately from the Hentley farm estate and neighbouring north western Barossa vineyards. The top soil is predominately a red clay loam, and the subsoil varies from shattered limestone to salt & pepper siltstone and bluestone at depth. All vines are grown on their own roots.

Overview

Sourced predominately from the Hentley farm estate and neighbouring north western Barossa vineyards. The top soil is predominately a red clay loam, and the subsoil varies from shattered limestone to salt & pepper siltstone and bluestone at depth. All vines are grown on their own roots.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

46% grenache, 13% malbec, 9% each of mataro and shiraz, 7% tempranillo, 3% nero d'Avola and 2% zinfandel. Not a field blend (ie from a single vineyard), but that's irrelevant, the wine unified by 9 months maturation in used oak. It has a really attractive juicy freshness to both the bouquet and palate, and is intended for early consumption, and endless discussion by loyal followers of Hentley Farm. Rating 94 James Halliday, Wine Companion 19 Jan 2017

Winery Tasting Notes

A modern food friendly style that presents a true patchwork of tradition and innovation. Complexity, texture and vibrancy are the key characteristics of this unique blend.

Grenache driven aromatics of strawberry, raspberry and Turkish delight with underlying herbaceous elements of lavender and pot puree. A light textural palate with red fruits of stewed rhubarb and raspberry combined with notes of spicy quince and boot leather.