Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2018


Moppa in the Barossa is home to thick, syrupy shiraz – elegance and subtlety are not words often used to describe wines from this piece of dirt, a sub-region of Greenock in the Northern Barossa.

And this wine fits the stereotype like a glove. Black as the ace of spades in colour, dense fruit is the first impression from this wine, the essence of the Barossa, boiled down. It is bold with licorice allsorts and blackberry jam fruits plus some ironstone thrown in the mix and sweet oak. In the mouth, it is equally rich and fleshy with tarry fruit and chewy tannins driving a long and firm finish. This is a wine that needs time to settle or match it up with the biggest tomahawk steak you can find hot off a flame grill.