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The Head Red GSM is sourced from a 100 year old vineyard located in the sub-region of Greenock. Each component is fermented separately and given a short elevage in oak, resulting in more fruit definition and purity. A true Bistro wine style with red fruits, peppers, Asian spice, crisp acidity and a long chewy textural finish. Minimal sulphur is used for the making of this wine and in general is only used in the last 2 months in barrel before bottling.

Great to taste South Australian reds that, for want of a better word, have not been quite so ‘Roseworthied’. Spicy and meaty with that ‘stony’ kind of feel that instantly makes me warm to a wine. Raspberry, floral notes and some darker fruit flavours lead into a medium bodied palate – almost Pinot-like in weight – that pitches Australian fruit sweetness with Rhoney stony savouriness to create a thoroughly delicious drinking wine. It’s fresh and vibrant with lightly stalky powder fine shaping tannin, and I have to mention it, peanut flavours. Clean and long on the finish. Yum. A delight. Tasted : Feb14 Alcohol : 14.5% Price : $25; Rated : 94 Points; The Wine Front

The fruit is sourced from five vineyards across the Barossa Valley floor, averaging 60-year-old vines. It is essentially a barrel declassification, but a pretty snappy one; thanks to some whole bunches in the fermentation, the strongly scented red berry bouquet leads into a palate that, while relatively light-bodied, has energy, drive and freshness to its array of red fruits. It's hard to imagine it being better than it is now, but will likely outlive your patience. Good value. Rating: 93 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday


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