Head Wines is the venture of Alex Head, who came into the wine industry in 1997 with a degree in biochemistry from Sydney University. Experience in fine wine stores, importers and an auction house was followed by vintage work at wineries he admired: Tyrrell’s, Torbreck, Laughing Jack and Cirillo Estate. The naming of the wines reflects his fascination with Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhône Valley. The two facing slopes in Côte-Rôtie are known as Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. Head’s Blonde comes from an east-facing slope in the Stone Well area, while The Brunette comes from a very low-yielding vineyard in the Moppa area. In each case, open fermentation (with whole bunches) and basket pressing precedes maturation in French oak. -- James Halliday
What The Critics Say
90/100 Huon Hooke
"Deep red/purple hue and a bold fresh, plummy aroma of unadorned shiraz fruit. Very good intensity and penetrating grip. Almost inky plum and spice flavours and slightly chewy tannins. A wine of remarkable depth and a lot of stuffing for the price. 29 FEB 2020." Drink 2020 - 2033
90/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh
"Meaty, spicy, some sage perfume, blackberry, liquorice. Medium-bodied, grainy tannin, quite saline, rugged almost, but good flavour and solid length." Drink 2020 - 2024
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