The Head Honcho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2012

The Head Honcho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2012


The Head Honcho was created from our 10 acre single Cabernet vineyard. This vineyard produces small berries full of intense flavour, harvesting a tiny 1 tonne per acre. In the 2012 vintage, it had only organic additives, and no pesticides (none have been used in this vineyard for 10 years).

We aged this wine for 24 months in the finest French Oak barrels. From these, only the most complex flavours from the finest barrels were selected. This year only 3 barrels made the cut, creating only 100 cases, with only 888 bottles being released. The French Oak barrels have integrated beautifully in this wine. The darkest of dark berries went into this; blueberry, cassis, and molasses over mint. Extremely long finish. The Head Honcho will age well until 2042.

“Even more concentrated and focused than the Family Reserve Ambriel’s Gift, with more blackcurrant fruit and more tannins.”
James Halliday 95 points

“Intense black fruit aromas with a sweet oak lift. The palate is dark and closed at the moment with very pure varietal fruit characters and excellent tannin definition.”
4.5 stars Winestate Magazine July/August 2016

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100% Coonawarra


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Single Vineyard – Ambriel's Gift Vineyard


13.9% Alc/Vol




April 2012


Made to age, drink now until 2042


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