2018 Head Red GSM

Barossa Valley, SA

One of the best value GSMs around from the much-loved Alex Head. Trophy for Best GSM at the 2019 Barossa Wine Show.

$23.00

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Delightful. Good now, but won’t fall over for quite some time.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Made by the formidable Alex Head from a barrel declassification of some of his best wines, the Grenache fruit comes from several vineyards planted in the Barossa as far back as 160 years ago.

The varieties are all fermented separately, Alex looking for greater definition in each portion of the wine before blending the final product.

In this compact, delightful little wine you reap the benefits of decades worth of viticulture and a master craftsman winemaker. For the price, there are few wines in the Barossa that can hold a candle to this little number.

A brilliant value and very versatile modern Australian red wine.

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

Always picked on the cusp of ripeness with some whole-bunches retained during the fermentation. The Grenache component is sourced from up to four different vineyards across the Barossa, all aged between 35 & 160 years old. The Shiraz component is a blend of Eden Valley vineyards and the Mataro is sourced from a dry-grown vineyard on Mengler's Hill, Eden Valley. Each varietal component is fermented separately, resulting in more fruit definition, purity and accessibility.

Blend : Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

94Points
The Wine Front

"Pretty, a little new leather and spice, raspberry and boysenberry. Medium-bodied, tannin is really good – soft but present – with even acidity, and a subtle savoury / earthy component adding further complexity. Delightful. Good now, but won’t fall over for quite some time." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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TROPHY - Best Blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre - 2019 Barossa Wine Show

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Best Head GSM Ever

For quite a young vintage it’s drinking very well, particularly on the second day.

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Simply Amazing

This is my go-to GSM. There is a reason it just won best GSM at the recent Barossa Wine Show. Alex Head's wines are about to explode!!!! This is just easy-drinking, everyone will love GSM. Get it while you can.

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Delicious and outstanding value

This is a fantastic GSM. Preferred this slightly over the Head Red Shiraz but both taste great, with the GSM being more interesting for me. Very good value.

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