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2017 Head The Blonde Shiraz Stone Well

2017 Head The Blonde Shiraz Stone Well

94 Points Huon Hooke
2017 Head The Blonde Shiraz Stone Well
94 Points Huon Hooke

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A legendary boutique Shiraz from the Barossa. From the premum Barossa location of Stone Well, the Blonde is one of Alex Head's tributes to its famous namesake vineyard in the Cote Rotie. Made in very small volumes, this is a supreme modern Barossa Shiraz to decant soon or cellar.

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$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz

Its Origins

Head Wines is the venture of Alex Head, who came into the wine industry in 1997 with a degree in biochemistry from Sydney University. Experience in fine wine stores, importers and an auction house was followed by vintage work at wineries he admired: Tyrrell’s,Torbreck, Laughing Jack and Cirillo Estate. The naming of the wines reflects his fascination with Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhône Valley. The two facing slopes in Côte-Rôtie are known as Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. Head’s Blonde comes from an east-facing slope in the Stone Well area, while The Brunette comes from a very low-yielding vineyard in the Moppa area. In each case, open fermentation (with whole bunches) and basket pressing precedes maturation in French oak. -- James Halliday

What The Critics Say

94/100 Huon Hooke

"Deep red/purple hue and a complex, foresty, earthy, sousbois aspect to the nose. A surprising hint of white pepper - but it was a cool year. The wine is full-bodied but not massive, with fine, mild tannins and a degree of elegance. Lovely balance. Oak doesn't show. (Stonewell fruit. 10% whole-bunch, 20% new oak. Barrique aged) 24 APR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2032

95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner (2016 vintage)

"There's a definite Stone Well density and intensity going on in this richly flavoured and compelling wine. Awash with sour cherry, plump sweet black plums and seasoned with pepper, mocha and earth; ribbons of plush tannins wrap around the fuller bodied yet silky palate, then a flourish of fresh acidity on the finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2037

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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