Head Wines, The Blonde Shiraz, Stone Well, Barossa Valley 2013

290,00 DKK / flaske

Vin beskrivelse
Alex Head: From a remarkable single vineyard in the Stone Well sub-region (Blonde in colour soil). Always showing perfume and jube-like blue fruits, this vineyard crops naturally at around 1.5 tonne to the acre. Fermented in 3 different styles including between 2 & 5% Viognier skins (vintage dependant) for between 12-18 days in open-fermenters. This wine also utilises two separate clones of Shiraz which adds another layer of complexity to the wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
James Suckling 94 points
James Halliday 96 points

James Halliday (96 points):

"Destemmed and open-fermented with 3% viognier skins, 21-day wild fermentation, matured for 1 year in French puncheons (50% new). Deep and bright colour; seduces every nook and cranny of the mouth, silky red red fruits coming in waves; the new French oak has been totally absorbed into the fabric of the wine; terrific overall texture."

James Suckling (94 points):

"Shiraz from Stonewell along the western edge of the Valley, planted on sandy loam over limestone. This has a deep fruit presence with plenty of blackberry fruit and a sanguine, flinty, spiced edge. The oak adds big, bold spices and a swirling, fragrant edge, all nicely worked into the mix. The palate has crisp tannins and layered, fleshy fruit packed with crushed brown spices and toasty, tarry elements. The tannins hold long and true, being really succulent, even and dense with a shining, glinting finish. Drink in 2018."