2020 Head Heart & Home Dry Red

Barossa Valley, SA

Heart-warming Barossa retro Cabernet Shiraz at an almost retro price!

$23.00

About

About The Wine

Cabernet Shiraz blends have not been the flavour of the month, the year, or even the past decade, but they are the backbone of the traditional Australian dry red.

Alex Head has gone into his Tardis and come up with a homely wine, at a crazy good price, full of rich dark fruit, baked earth characters, with a dense chunky mouthfeel and satisfying savoury rustic finish.

What is old is new again.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

This very traditional Australian ‘Dry Red’ style has been part of my heart for many years and literally reminds me of home when I get it in the glass! Bizarrely it was a chance conversation about Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon with Phil Lehmann which led me down a path of blending enlightenment. How do we make wine quality even better through the art of blending the two ‘hero’ varieties of the Barossa? Well, believe it or not, there is a trick and roughly you need to find the point at which they don’t fight each other! Lots of fine tuning… ;) Certainly, this is the best value, most traditional and emotional Barossan style within the portfolio. Thank goodness we never gave up on Cabernet!

Blend : Cabernet, Shiraz
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Alex in the barrel room
Alex in the barrel room
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"79/21% cabernet sauvignon and shiraz; small open fermenters; wild yeast; 2-week ferment; matured for 10 months in French oak (10% new). This is all about cabernet sauvignon kicking up its heels in the Barossa Valley and making no apologies for doing so. There is an edge of authority to its expression provided by the firm tannins, shiraz ending any suggestion of excess force. Bargain on a grand scale." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

87Points
The Wine Front

"Mostly cabernet, some shiraz. Sweet spice notes, touches of mint chocolate in ripe red berries and a whiff of sweet, turned earth. Juicy in the palate, plush and supple, sweet-ripe fruit and licks of dusty-smoky tannin finishing things very dry and firm. Tannins come late, feel a bit too charry. Dry Red is right." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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