A red from Head

Head The Brunette Moppa Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $60

Alex Head is making some of the Barossa’s best modern reds. Three shirazes, Blonde, Brunette and Redhead, give a clue as to vineyard soil colour. This is deep-hued, with plum, licorice and toasty oak aromas. Medium to full-bodied, soft and texturally smooth; a superbly balanced, elegant red with potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: best 2019 to 2036

Food: drink with Heidi Gruyere cheese

Stockists: Head Wines; Moncur Cellars, Woollahra – NSW; Wine Republic, Melbourne – Vic (AU only)

Ranked #4 of 30 2016 Shiraz from Barossa Valley

Price Benchmark: AUD $37.11 Avg 93pt 2016 Shiraz tasted from Australia

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