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Barossa Valley

2020 Head The Blonde Shiraz

"Deep and concentrated ruby-red colour in the glass. Blueberry, tapenade and dry-earth aromas. The palate sits with an intensity of fruit that is still tightly wound and controlled by fine, yet powerful tannins. White pepper, anise, blueberry and tar all come together to fill the senses and this joyous cacophony carries right to the very long end. A wine of detail and controlled power that will offer great cellaring rewards." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review) Read more
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95 POINTS
Stuart Knox - The Real Review

"Deep and concentrated ruby-red colour in the glass. Blueberry, tapenade and dry-earth aromas. The palate sits with an intensity of fruit that is still tightly wound and controlled by fine, yet powerful tannins. White pepper, anise, blueberry and tar all come together to fill the senses and this joyous cacophony carries right to the very long end. A wine of detail and controlled power that will offer great cellaring rewards." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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94 POINTS
Dave Brookes - Halliday's Wine Companion

Shiraz sourced from a range of sites across the Barossa and Eden Valleys: 48/40/9/8% Stonewell/Flaxman Valley/Nuriootpa/Moculta. Aromas of dark and black plum and berry fruits, cut through with spice, pepper, roasting meats and earth. Impressive fruit density in the mouth, with wonderful flow and presence, tightly packed tannin and a savoury, meaty plume of plummy fruit on the finish. Dave Brookes Published 03 August 2022

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Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

Perfume of white flower, cherry, blackberry, apricot stone, subtle vanilla oak and spice. Medium to full-bodied, cherry and blackberry, some mouth-perfume, fine chocolate tannin and milk chocolate flavour, cool acidity, nice and even, with a slightly bitterness of dried herb and orange peel on the finish. Lovely wine. Calm and composed, with plenty of come-hither fragrance." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE: Deep and concentrated ruby-red colour in the glass. AROMA: Blueberry, tapenade and dry-earth aromas. PALATE: The palate sits with an intensity of fruit that is still tightly wound and controlled by fine, yet powerful tannins. White pepper, anise, blueberry and tar all come together to fill the senses and this joyous cacophony carries right to the very long end.

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Winemakers Note

To be considered part of ‘The Blonde’ a vineyard must perform amongst the top few vineyards and have well-defined perfumes, textures and supple tannins.

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