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Aussie Grenache at it's Best!

Head ‘Ancestor Vine’ Grenache 2015

It's crazy to think that vines planted in 1858 are still yielding such pleasure for us to devour!

The incredible depth and length of this wine is matched by a texture of fine tannins, and, a beautiful spice and perfume. Alex Head has done these 159 year old vines proud, respecting everything they have to offer! This is right up there with the best from Châteauneuf du Papes in the Rhône Valley! It’s no wonder it won a Trophy at the Barossa Wine Show!

$95ea for 3+, $90ea for 6+
$100.00

Description

Guys like Alex, Sierra Reed from Reed Wines, Andre and Silena from Bondar, Pete Schell from Spinifex, and, Julian and Bernice from Ministry of Clouds are inspiring me to revisit the Barossa and McLaren Vale, proving that wines that it is possible to make stunning, ever so drinkable wines from the regions.

Very subtle and complex on the nose with leaf, rose petal, plum, strawberry and light nutmeg character. Full body, dense and rich yet lively and toned. The fine tannins give form and structure to this wine, not to mention energy. Drink now or hold. Screw cap. 95 Points jamessuckling.com

97 Points

A deep color foreshadows a wealth of concentrated raspberries and red fruit on the nose, as well as poached cherries and swish, cedary oak influence that's well fitted. There are some darker blackberries too and a swathe of mountain herbs and chalky edge. This is super pure. The palate's glossy and crunchy, offering striking primary purity for now and impeccable balance. There are a lot of sweet but tart red fruits within the raspberry/cherry spectrum, and smoothly rendered tannins provide a lot of depth and detail. Tangy, juicy and very bright acidity. Full of concentrated flesh and pulpy grenache goodness. Superb wine. Drink now and through to 2025+.

Nick Stock for James Suckling

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Lot 1 Stonewell Road Stone Well SA

Eden Valley

South Australia

Australia