2015 'Old Legend' Grenache, Hentley Farm, Barossa, Australia Six-Pack


Hentley Farm first walked into our lives when Keith walked into our East Molesey branch and sat down for a tasting. Since then we’ve worked keenly with the estate, because across the board they are blinkin’ marvellous.
Keith and Alison Hentschke founded Hentley Farm in 1997, and planted 38.2ha between 1999 and 2005. In '04 an adjoining 6.5ha vineyard, christened Clos Otto, was acquired. Situated on the banks of Greenock Creek, the vineyard has red clay loam soils overlaying shattered limestone, lightly rocked slopes and little topsoil. The results are superb – big, powerful (but never unbalanced) Australian varietal’s and blends, but with sometimes an almost Pinot-like delicacy. In the main though they make some of the most stylistically complete and polished Barossa wines we have seen in years. Despite having us convinced already, in 2015, they won James Halliday’s Winery of the Year Award – not bad at all!

The Old Legend pays homage to Barossa Grenache, which is commonly underrated. Grenache wines of various styles and blends have been produced in the Barossa for over 150 years and fortunately the Barossa continues to be littered by old vines and old clone vineyards.

Notes from James Halliday
“Light in colour but rich in presence and impact. This is a glorious grenache. It's all red fruits and earth, dried herbs and smoky oak, with licorice root rising through the aftertaste. But best of all, it has length and X-factor in spades.” 95 Gold

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