2019 Head Old Vine Barossa Shiraz

95 Points Sam Kim
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

Grape

Shiraz

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 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Brooding and complex, the engaging bouquet shows dark fruit richness with smoky bacon, olive and spicy oak notes, followed by a concentrated palate displaying excellent density and supple mouthfeel. It's beautifully composed and polished with a lengthy structured finish. At its best: now to 2034. $38.00. www.headwines.com.au. May 2021." Drink 2021 - 2034

94/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh
93/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

"Floods the senses, big, sweet fruit presence, nice little savoury undertow of dried herbs and earthy spice, wash of ripeness tempered with tight tannin and a good splash of fresh acidity. It’s glossy, perky, bold but holds itself well, and vibrant. Well done here, a delicious, moreish, bolder red."

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region Barossa
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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