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Australian Wine Centre

Head Wines the Contrarian Shiraz 2018

Dark red almost black in colour.  Aromas of rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, insense, blue fruits, cola and tar.  Medium to full bodied, sweet fruited with mulberry, aniseed, bitter chocolate bullets and sweet tannins. Strikingly individual style of old Eden Valley clone Shiraz. Drink now or up to 15 years. 14.0% Alcohol.

Colour is deep red to black. The nose shows intense aromas of rosemary, sage, menthol, fennel, cured meats, blueberry and blackcurrant. The palate shape is typical of Eden Valley being a little more linear with elegant blue fruits - less flesh than the Barossan twins! Sweet, moreish, dense tannins completely saturate the mouth, resulting in incredible length of fruit and flavour. Drink with slow cooked Lamb - rosemary not essential. Unfined & Unfiltered. Alc 13.8%. Drink 2014-2034. Decant for 1 hour minimum.   

James Halliday 94 Points
From the Eden Valley, hand-picked, open-fermented with 50% whole bunches, matured for 12 months on fine lees in a 2250l 4yo French foudre. Gloriously rich and supple, the medium-bodied palate with a velvety mouthfeel and some chocolate.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 1 August, 2020
Gary Walsh 94 Points
Boysenberry, blackberry, five spice, grilled meat, dried herbs, some violet and chamomile. Medium-bodied, grilled meat and spice, sweet dark fruit, grainy tannin, tight acidity, fair old grip on a good finish, some dried herbs trailing. Excellent. I think time will be very kind to it.
The Wine Front, 5 February, 2020


 

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