2019 Head Old Vine Barossa Shiraz
"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|
|Maturity||2021 - 2034|
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