Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Friday, 7 June 2013

Pepperilly, Purple Patch (2010)

Geographe, Western Australia
Sample, 14.5%, screwcap, RRP $18

The bouquet tantilised with notes of mulberry, leather, licorice and hints of chocolate. The palate was brimming with powerful fruit, showing characters of blackberry, stewed plums and tar. A blend of Grenache (65%), Mourvedre (20%) and Shiraz (15%), the depth and intensity of the fruit was impressive. Supported by medium-strong acidity and soft but ripe tannins, with the oak barely discernable, this wine showed stunning balance. Great value - 94.