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2016 Head Red Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Alex's 2016 release of this popular staple looks like one of his best!

$23.00

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...a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely.

Gary Walsh

About the Wine

The Head Red Shiraz is considered the trailer or preview to each vintage of the Head premium single vineyard Shiraz.

This is made from the barrels that barely missed the cut on the SV Shiraz; The Blonde; The Brunette and The Contrarian. Made with all the love and care that go into his top-flight releases, Alex Head releases this as a younger wine as something to enjoy whilst waiting for his premium releases to mature.

According to Alex, the 2016's are his best release in years.  As Gary Walsh noted in his 92 point review, this release was, "More good juicy and affordable Shiraz from Heady."  For easy-drinking but serious Barossa Shiraz, it's hard to go past this release.

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 Head - making serious Barossa vino
Alex Head - making serious Barossa vino
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Gary Walsh

"More good juicy and affordable Shiraz from Heady. Plump, succulent and floral thing, with a brown spices, blackberries and assorted stonefruits. Medium to full bodied, a slight meatiness, but pretty much a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

HEAD RED is a barrel cull from Barossa vineyards including 'The Blonde', 'The Brunette' and ‘The Contrarian’ single vineyard wines. It allows a pre-view of the vintage quality to come and keeps the quality of the Single vineyard wines as high as possible. 

The wine always receives 12 months barrel age in predominantly older French hogsheads allowing the vintage and terroir to show clearly.  It’s also a chance for me to play with the old adage, 'The whole is greater than the sum of its parts'. 

Certainly the best value and most traditional wine style of the portfolio. Bottled unfined and unfiltered under stelvin capsule.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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