A wine with a beating heart, and a throbbing pulse. Exemplary. It will age beautifully too.
About the Wine
The Old Vine Grenache is one of Alex's specialities. With the 2016 release, Alex has hit paydirt.
The fruit from this 101-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 fruit, and with fruit this beautiful, by Jove, it should be!
In one of his highest rating reviews of the year for a Grenache, Gary Walsh called the 2016 "A wine with a beating heart, and a throbbing pulse. Exemplary. It will age beautifully too." in his 95 point review.
An excellent modern example of Australia's world-class Grenache capabilities. The praise more than justified with this excellent 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.