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Australian Wine Centre

Head Wines the Brunette 2019

This is a truly unique site at the top of the North Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley. A perfect Easterly aspect and slope catching the morning sun and shaded from the late heat of the day. The soils are lean red clays with ironstone and quartz which produce optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins. 40% whole bunch in open fermenters, daily foot-treading and hand-plunging for 3 weeks with elevage for 1 year in 50% new 300L barrels, the rest 1 year old.

Colour is deep red. The nose shows aniseed, tar, FruChocs and spicy oak. The fine palate entry has mulberry, cranberry, aniseed and liquorice flowing delicately with Rhone-like spicy, chewy, savoury tannins. Class in spades, no lumps, no bumps, this Brunette should pair well with venison or aged, strong cheeses.

  • James Suckling 95 Points
  • This always excitingly sanguine rendering of Moppa’s ironstone and clay soils is in strong form here, with aromas of rust, dried plum, spiced blackberry compote and cocoa dust. The palate is an essay in harnessed power and richness with plenty of blackberry and plum, set amid fine but sturdy tannins. Drink or hold.
    jamessuckling.com, 8 June, 2021
  • Huon Hooke 95 Points
  • Deep, rich purple/red colour, with a smoky-charcuterie, delicatessen-type bouquet which leads into a very full-bodied, powerful palate that boasts concentrated flavour and abundant tannins that coat the entire mouth. There's excellent line and length and the tannins promise a long and bright future. Dark plums, blackberry, a subtle lick of mixed spices. So concentrated it's almost an essence. Very long carry. Long-term.

  • Min Quantity: 3

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