2014 Head Wines Nouveau Red

The Head Wines Nouveau Red is one of those intriguing drops that had me in a quandary. It's easy to drink, perhaps too easy straddling that grey zone between being an excellent quaffer and a good premium wine. And that's where the dilemma lies. 

Without over-thinking things, this blend is vibrant and bright purple in colour. Un-oaked Touriga Nacional (60%) and Montepulciano (40%) from Marananga in the Barossa Valley. Portuguese and Italian varieties that may be unique as a blend. Where else but here ?

Earthy, meaty, fresh cherries, burnt toffee and rose petal florals. An utterly fascinating and inviting bouquet.
Fleshy and fresh throughout the palate. More towards a light than medium bodied palate with juicy sweet fruit. Plum, cherry and licorice flavours. Light tannins, well balanced. Savoury cherry and chocolate finish of decent length. Crunchy and vibrant. Flair and passion. 

Good value for a quaffer/premium wine. Find it. Recommended.

Source: Retail Purchase. ABV: 13.0%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $19.00. Rating: 91 Points. 

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