Complex and exotic thing we have here; a little mystery and excitement.... Superb.
About The Wine
The Old Vine Grenache is one of Alex's specialities., and the 2017 release is one of the best yet.
The fruit from this 102-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 2017 "Complex and exotic thing we have here; a little mystery and excitement.... Superb." 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.