Head ‘The Blonde’ Shiraz

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From the Stone Well parish with red clay soils and a deep limestone base providing riper, sweeter fruit than surrounding vineyards, good acidity due to the limestone content, destemmed for a 2-week wild yeast fermentation; for the first time no viognier skins in the fermentation, 2 weeks on shiraz skins, matured in French hogsheads for 12 months (one-third new). Like all the Head Shirazs, has excellent deep crimson-purple colour; this is a wine full of perfectly ripened sweet fruit embroidered with fine, ripe tannins and integrated oak. 14.1% alc

96 Points – James Halliday