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Pure & concentrated with fine-grained velvety tannins

Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann

Perfect with your favourite barbecued red meats

Henschke Johann's Garden Barossa Valley Grenache 2015 (Australia)

$61.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $371.94 6 Btls, $323.43
Awarded 93/100 Points
Henschke Johann's Garden Barossa Valley Grenache 2015 (Australia)

Henschke Johann's Garden Barossa Valley Grenache 2015 (Australia)

A delicious blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Mataro and 5% Shiraz grapes grown in the Barossa Valley...
$61.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $371.94 6 Btls, $323.43

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points

James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Description

  • Ripe raspberry
  • Plum
  • Candied orange
  • Black pepper and spice

A vibrant crimson with garnet hues in the glass. Intense and alluring aromas of fresh raspberries, dark plums and cumquat are complemented beautifully by savoury nuances of mace, nutmeg, cracked black pepper, anise and Dutch liquorice. The palate is pure and concentrated with ripe raspberry and dark plum flavours balanced by hints of chicory, candied orange and black pepper; complex layers of texture, minerality and fine-grained velvety tannins with an exceptionally long finish.

A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. It was a dry, warm and windy start to January, with some welcome rain at the end of the month coinciding with the onset of veraison; perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards. Mild weather followed from February through to April providing a fairytale vintage, with most of our white varieties and some Eden Valley Shiraz in the winery before Easter. Barossa Valley growers red varieties, together with our estate Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit followed soon after, eventually winding down at the end of April as the rain and cooler temperatures set in. The 2015 vintage has provided stunning signature regional varieties that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.

Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz vinified separately. Matured in seasoned French hogsheads for 9 months prior to blending and bottling.

Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches of their prudent efforts. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their garden, from the German Weingarten. The traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the winemaking techniques used in this grenache blend. It is produced from low-yielding, old, gnarled, dry-grown bush and trellised vines on limestone soils from selected vineyards.

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