Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2018

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Alex Head has a range of top-end Shiraz – The Blonde, The Brunette and The Redhead. The Blonde is my favourite of the three this year – it is not the most concentrated but it is approachable, even, subtle and seamless.

The wine is immediately bright and pure – sweet cranberry and mulberry fruit are lifted by violets and Chinese Five-Spice. It is only mid-weight, but again its seamless balance is the key in a compact and approachable Barossa style. There are ripe tannins that are well integrated in the total package and the wine finishes with great length, its concentration keeping the wine on a long and silky track with purity and focus in spades. Delicious.

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