McHenry Hohnen Amigos Red Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015
This is a harmonious blend of three varieties. Shiraz, the most famous of the trio, brings spice, dark fruits and palate weight to the wine. Grenache adds cheer with its sweet cherry flavours. Mataro, an unsung hero in our land, provides core tannins and good bones - the structural component.
A hedonistic blend reveals ripe red confection with red strap liquorice over more complex earthy notes of dark chocolate, terracotta and fragrant black pepper.
A supple entry leads to juicy red fruits and Jaffa confection framed by liquorice and ground sweet spices. Beautifully balanced with fine grained tannins the blood orange acidity carries a long and velvety finish.
McHenry Hohnen’s winemaking ambitions reflect more than 30 years' of biological farming, grape growing and winemaking in Margaret River.
Each wine is created to be a uniquely individual character; expressive of variety, season and growing site.
We specialise in showcasing Single Vineyard character through unadulterated, minimal intervention handling.Where appropriate, varieties are blended but only when the outcome is a wine that will be greater than the sum of its parts.
Winemaking follows simple, traditional principles where soil health and vine vitality are king in the vineyard and minimal handling in the winery with minimum additives make the genuine characters of the wine sing.
Varietal characters are pre-eminent and complemented by the aromas, flavours and textures that evolve during the maturing of the wine.
These are derived from indigenous yeast, malolactic bacteria, yeast autolysis and grape solids.
The most simple and forgotten approach; allow the grapes to become wines.
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating