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2015 Head The Blonde Shiraz

Region:Barossa Valley (Stonewell) , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Head Wines

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The more elegant of Alex's stunning twin single vineyard Barossa Shiraz.

RRP $45.00

$41.00

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The The Blonde has become something of a Barossa Valley staple for those seeking the next wave of premium Barossa Shiraz for their cellar. The Blonde is made as a sort of tip-of-the-cap to the famed wines of Côte-Rôtie, often blended with a tiny amount of Viognier (2%-5%) - this is the brighter and more elegant version of Barossa Shiraz than many on the market today. The 2015 is a sensational release, the season naturally producing more aromatic and finely boned wines in general for the region, characteristics that suit The Blonde perfectly. Gary Walsh awarded this 95 points suggesting that this release reminded him, "of how Rockford Basket Press used to taste." A classic release of this much loved Shiraz from Alex.

What it Tastes Like

"This, for me at least, is textbook Barossa Shiraz. It’s perfumed and rosy, smooth with milk chocolate, raspberry and plum, light spicy oak framing the fruit beautifully. Medium bodied, silky and fine, melts on the palate and lays the charm on thick throughout. Turkish delight and gossamer fine tannin trails on a long fresh finish. Delightful." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Head owner/winemaker Alex Head