2019 Head The Brunette Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Superbly intense and concentated single vineyard Shiraz from one of the Barossa's brightest minds.

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So concentrated it's almost an essence. Very long carry. Long-term.

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About The Wine

Alex Head is one of the Barossa's finest winemakers. He is, what you might call, a natural talent. With no formal winemaking training, the precision and skill with which he crafts his wines is quite incredible.

Arguably, the two wines in his portfolio that have gained him the most notoriety would be twin Shiraz The Blonde and The Brunette. The Brunette is the slightly brawnier and more 'classic' of the two, a wine with intensity and power in spades.

This is one of the benchmarks for the next generation of Barossa Shiraz - collectors, get on board.

About Head Wines

Alex Head has had what you might call a meteoric rise through the Australian wine industry. In his short career as a producer he has been heralded as one of the best Young Gun Winemakers, not only in the Barossa but the whole country.

With no formal training as a winemaker, the purity and balance inherent in the wines are amazing.

Alex has a passion for the old vineyards that populate the Barossa. With a keen eye for a good site, Alex has put together a formidable portfolio of vineyards which produce simply outstanding renditions of Shiraz and Grenache year-in, year-out. 

These are some of the most exciting wines in the Barossa.

Alex in the vines
Alex in the vines
Barossa Valley, SA
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From The Producer

The Brunette will always represent the ‘dark-side’ of Shiraz in the Barossa. We look to sites that will give us more structure, power and length of flavour. The wine is given every opportunity to become a ‘Vin-de-Garde’ or ‘cellaring style’. Underlying soils/rocks are lean red/orange clays with varying amounts of ironstone — brunette in colour — which produce optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins.

In 2019 the base shiraz comes from a vineyard planted circa 1940 at Wilton Hill Vineyards, Flaxman Valley at 480m altitude. The vineyard has a perfect easterly aspect and gradient to catch the morning sun and is shaded from the late heat of the day. The soils are lean orange clays with mixed ironstone and some scattered quartz, producing optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 750ml

Alex in the Barrel room
Alex in the Barrel room
Barossa Valley, SA
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95Points
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"Deep, rich purple/red colour, with a smoky-charcuterie, delicatessen-type bouquet which leads into a very full-bodied, powerful palate that boasts concentrated flavour and abundant tannins that coat the entire mouth. There's excellent line and length and the tannins promise a long and bright future. Dark plums, blackberry, a subtle lick of mixed spices. So concentrated it's almost an essence. Very long carry. Long-term." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94Points
The Wine Front

"From a vineyard planted around 1940 in the Flaxman Valley. 20% whole bunch and 30% new French oak. Dark chocolate, sage and baking spices, black fruit. It’s dense and dark, with chewy tightly packed tannin, dried herb and biscuits, plus some grilled meat flavour. Finish is tannic and dry. Brooding sort of wine, though not without perfume and style." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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