Each year l declassify and blend a few barrels from current vintage 'The Blonde` and `The Brunette vineyards. resulting in a limited edition wine called `HEAD RED`. This wine allows a sneak preview of my later released single vineyard wines and a chance for me to practise the old adage. `The whole is greater than the sum of`it's parts.
Dark red in colour. Pretty, lifted nose of cherry, blue fruits, wild mint, rhubarb and an underlying raspberry dominance. Medium to full palate is plump with liquored cherry and red fruit to the fore. Lovely freshness and savory edge to the tannins keep the wine food focused. Closest to the 2009 HEAD RED in style with perhaps more structure and length. Try with BBQ’d red meats. Easy to drink now or up to 10 years.
Dark red to black colour. The nose shows raspberry, aniseed, tar, cola, vanilla cream, rosemary, sage and menthol. The palate has layers of liquered red fruits and complex, supple tannins. The sweeter fruits and glycerols seem to completely coat the tannins underneath. Try with Indian dishes or BBQ'd red meats. Easy to drink now or up to 10 years. 13.7% Alcohol.
More good juicy and affordable Shiraz from Heady. Plump, succulent and floral thing, with a brown spices, blackberries and assorted stonefruits. Medium to full bodied, a slight meatiness, but pretty much a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely.
Rated : 92 Points Winefront.com.au