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2018 Head Red Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Arguably the best-ever release of this perennial bargain Barossa Shiraz.

$25.00$23.00

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About
Super vintage... Almost 94 points, though that’s kind of arbitrary.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

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

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.

As Gary Walsh noted in his 93 point review, this is a "Super vintage."  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 in the vines
Alex in the vines
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"High perfume, blueberry coulis, blackberry, spice and sage, ironstone. Medium-bodied, succulent, intense fruit of perfume and weight, dark chocolate tannin, savoury elements, very long fresh finish. Super vintage. Puppy like in enthusiasm as at now. Almost 94 points, though that’s kind of arbitrary." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

92Points
The Real Review

"The bread-and-butter Head Red Shiraz in 2018 - 92 Points is a really smart wine, very affordable at AUD $25 and showing excellent depth and freshness. It’s 80% Eden Valley, 10% whole-bunch, 10% new oak, and 70% of the barriques are ex-white wine barrels from Tapanappa and Pernod Ricard. Head also uses some foudres. It’s a fine, fragrant, full-bodied, but keenly balanced red. The 2017 (50/50 Barossa and Eden) is also very good, from a cool year, but the ’18 is a step up." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review_

Additional Info

From The Producer

Head Red is a barrel cull from up to 15 Barossa vineyards predominantly coming from the higher altitude/cooler sites of Eden Valley. It allows a snapshot of the vintage quality to come and keeps the quality of the single vineyard wines as high as possible.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Alex in the Barrel room
Alex in the Barrel room
Barossa Valley, SA
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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