Hentley Farm
South Australia, Australia
Barossa Valley
Semi-dull ruby-purple hue, washed out looking, consistent from core to rims. Molasses, caramel dappled cherry, blueberry fruit fills the nose, graham crackers, brief note of cracked pepper, the menthol aspect inconsistent, in the end it's the creamy oak scents which remain most obvious start to finish. Medium-bodied with a hollowed out mid-palate, odd lack of girth. Butterscotch, honey, toffee flavors not able to fill it in. Moderate sweetness in the strawberry, raspberry, red cherry fruit but no length. As the fruit empties out sour white grapefruit rises. Momentary glances of tar, graphite as well. This is not why you choose a bottle of Zinfandel from the quiver. (Screwcap)
86 points