2012 Hewitson "Miss Harry" GSM Barossa Valley South Australia
Complex without being try-hard about it. Gorgeous mix of various berried fruits, licorice, grainy tannin, savoury-smoky notes and clovey oak. It's at the upper end of mid-weight but it's mouthfilling. High quality tannin and length. Warm finish but impressive all round.
Lots of peppery fruit with plum, dried strawberry and spice. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a beautiful, balanced finish. Hard to find something like this even in Châteauneauf. Wonderful value. Drink now.
(a blend of grenache, shiraz, mourvedre, carignan and cinsault): Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, floral oils, woodsmoke and mocha, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors that pick up energy with aeration. Closes broad, spicy and very long, with lingering smokiness and velvety, late-arriving tannins. (JR)
Lithe and appealing, with tea leaf and orange peel accents around a sleek core of red berry flavors. The finish lingers effortlessly against refined tannins. Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Carignane and Cinsault. Best from 2015 through 2020. (HS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2012 Miss Harry (a Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault blend) is scented of ripe red cherries and crushed raspberries with hints of rose petals and baking spices. Medium-bodied, it offers plenty of juicy red berry flavors supported by soft tannins and just enough freshness. (LPB)