Bright and fresh, blackberry and boysenberry with fresh berry acidity, almost a tang to it, dark fruit, leather and bitter chocolate and herb. Has a slow churn of tannin to go with the pippy acidity and finishes very long. Needs a fair amount of time to settle. It’s not cuddly by any stretch, but it’s very good. I under-estimated it at first. I admired it at the last. 95 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
Full, bright crimson-purple; the expressive bouquet of red and black fruits, spice and pepper, leads into the most elegant palate of the Head '12 shirazs, medium-bodied, but with effortless power; there is a rainbow of red and black fruits, spices, pepper and quality oak on the palate, tannins standing guard. 96 points, James Halliday.
2012 ‘The Brunette’
Trophy & Wine of Show, Marananga (Barossa) Wine Show.