Winefront – Mike Bennie – Henty Farm Pinot Noir 2011

Posted on 21 May 2013.

Henty Farm with release number two from the dynamic duo of Adam Wadewitz and Jono Mogg. Some details on their previous 2010 releases were explored here on WineFront and Jono informs me that with Wadewitz’s commitments now in South Australia (and Tasmania) he will be the guiding force behind Henty Farm ongoing.

Blink and you’ll miss it kind of wine – subtle and delicate are the keywords. Shows the vintage in herbaceousness and washy composure, but very fine threads of tannin and a phenolic, chalky pucker keep the wine interesting through drinking. It certainly opens up with time too, fleshing out a bit and showing a kiss of strawberry fruit. You’d find some rose wines deeper in colour and with more fruit impact, but you can’t deny there’s structure setting the tone here. I like the amaro/cheery cherry set of flavours too. Some say nebbiolo can look like pinot noir, this is almost a case of the reverse. Interesting wine here – definitely worth a look and certainly showing its cool, cool origins.

Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : MAY13
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $36
Drink : 2013 – 2018