2018 Head Old Vine Barossa Shiraz

95 Points Huon Hooke
In stock
A stonking Shiraz from a small and boutique Barossa player. Sourced in old vines of very low yield, winemaker Alex Head has followed his inspiration in the Norther Rhone to produce a Shiraz of immense depth but also refinement and finesse. A beautiful Shiraz for this mid-range price, the Old Vine is a label to grab while it's available.
$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle



Its Origins

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

95/100 Huon Hooke

"Very deep, bright purple/red colour. Youthfully bright but subdued aromas of violet and mixed spices, fruit driving the show. The palate is tightly-focused and firm, a clenched fist, with dramatic drive and intensity. Superb flavour, freshness and vitality, with a lingering after-palate. (A new wine, all Eden Valley. Vine age ranges 35 to 100 years old. 20% new oak) 24 APR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2034

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region Barossa
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2019 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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