2013 Redheads Studio The Barrel Monkeys Shiraz
"Deep purple-toned crimson. Brooding aromas of dark red fruits (plums and mulberries) with the sweet scent of cedary oak. Liquid velvet with spicy blackberry and raspberry power, finishing on notes of smoky licorice, generously wrapping a framework of rounded tannins."
This wine really plays to the strengths of RedHeads – each year, the best parcels are selected. Dan and the team try not to tie themselves to one grower or one area, but search out where Nature has been most magnanimous in her gifts of good weather and where growers have made full use of what she has bestowed. For 2013, that meant fruit from cooler, coastal Willunga and Sellicks close by. What is guaranteed each year is richness of fruit and real power.