McHenry Hohnen “Tiger Country” Tempranillo Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

McHenry Hohnen "Tiger Country" Tempranillo Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon 2005I think we are all now sufficiently recovered from Lincoln’s little “Testy Tiger” incident to have another look at this wine…

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all in the eye of the tiger

Ooops I did it again!

Aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry, blood, violets, earth, mint and cedar oak. It is all happening here. On the palate medium bodied with red fruit, violet, mint and earthy flavours. Lovely dry fine firm tannins and fresh crisp acidity. Finishes with crunchy red fruit and dried herb flavours. This really builds up with some time in the glass so decant if drinking now. Intriguing and highly interesting.

Previous vintages reviewed : 2005

Tasted : Aug07
Alcohol : 14.0%
Price : $28
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2007 - 2015
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