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2017 Stray Wins at SIWC

Posted 16 November, 2018

A great result at the 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition, from our ‘Stray’ – Hentley Farm’s 2017 ‘The Stray Mongrel’ Grenache Shiraz Zinfandel receiving a Blue-Gold Medal and placing in the Top 100.


Mike de Garis, Second Term Panellist 2019 CompetitionV – “Pretty, slight confectionary style with raspberry & cherry spice, toasty oak. Juicy raspberry fruit up front, slight hollow, but with good flavour length, softish tannins, moreish. Food : more moreishness and flavour length.”

Martin Moran, Second Term Panellist 2019 Competition – “Attractive modern elegant succulent black fruits and supple palate that works well…”

Martin Williams, Fourth Term Panellist 2019 Competition – “Bright crimson. Ripe cherry/raspberry fruit, clean vanilla oak. Round, supple palate, bright fruit and rose-petal flavours. Fine tannins, very vibrant style…”

Brent Marris, Thirteenth Term Panellist 2019 Competition – “Ripe round fruit with a touch of black berry coming though. A hint of leather and gamey add to the flavours of the mid palate. A great match as the wines fruit flavours on the mid palate become more pronounced.”

Ying Hsien Tan, Second Term Panellist 2019 Competition – “Med-deep red. Spicy, dried herbs, strawberry and raspberry nose. Med-full, dry, ripe red berries tinged with dried thyme and rosemary, light soft tannins. Dry soft red fruit finish…”

Dr Ken Dobler, Eleventh Term Panellist 2019 Competition – “Bright deep crimson colour. Attractive nose with spicy plum sauce and hints of candied plum. Lovely ripe palate with great length and an explosion of flavour on the back palate. Low tannins but has good complexity which pairs well with food.”