2020 Head Old Vine Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Stunning release of one of the country's best value old vine Grenache wines.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The Old Vine Grenache is one of Alex's specialities and arguably one of the first and most important Grenache wines of the modern era to inspire the flood of more refined Grenache we see emerging across Australia today.

The fruit from this 160-year-old vineyard gets full opportunity to show its true character. An extraordinary wine for its price. It shows a rare restraint in the use of oak. It's all about the dark rich fruit, and with fruit this beautiful, by Jove, it should be! Lots of baked earth and spice flavours too.

An excellent contemporary example of Australia's world-class Grenache capabilities.

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

Luckily, we have access to very small parcels of fruit from old, dry-grown, hand-pruned/picked vineyards of up to 160 years of age. We decided early on that making a Grenache the way Barossan families made table wines many generations ago would honour the years of back-breaking work that went into keeping the vineyards feasible and sustainable. Whole-bunch ferments, no crushing or temperature control, natural yeasts, hand-plunged and foot-trodden.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual offerings from Head, in terms of Grenache, though that’s perhaps a function of the vintage." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Fragrant, silky red, spice and sweet berry fruits, green herbs, white pepper and a little mint. Frisky feel in the palate, crisp red fruits leading bright acidity and a coffee-ground smudge of tannins in the mix. A power and grace kind of feel here. Nicely done." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
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4 reviews
  • AK
    Amit K.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Fabulous Grenache

    Juicy, but not over-ripe, well balanced tannis and acid meaning that it drinks well now, but also could cellar.

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    Alastair H.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Wow

    Deliciously velvety Grenache.

    Balance, depth & length.

    Vibrant acidity

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  • CK
    Chris K.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Dark and dense,

    Dark and dense, lovely with red meat

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    Shane
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Just a Pup

    Takes some time to unfurl but it's a ripper.

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