The Head Honcho, Coonawarra Cab 2015

The Head Honcho, Coonawarra Cab 2015


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.

Our 2015 vintage was awarded:

  • Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine Qatar Airways Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge 2018
  • Gold Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Wine Writer

Download tasting notes PDF – 2015 vintage

Download tasting notes PDF – 2012 vintage

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Additional information


100% Coonawarra


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Single Vineyard – Ambriel's Gift Vineyard


13.9% Alc/Vol


Diam Cork


April 2015


Made to age, drink now until 2042