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2018 Head The Redhead Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

The flagship Shiraz from Alex Head. This is a powerhouse Barossa Shiraz built for the long haul.

HIGH SCORE

$98.00

About

About The Wine

This is Alex Head's flagship Shiraz.

The 2018 release is from one of the Barossa vintages of the decade. Alex cashed in on the charmed conditions. The quality of the wines speak for themselves.

This wine comes from high-altitude vineyard in Mengler's Hill of the Barossa Ranges.

It's a showstopping wine. Ripped with tannin and muscle. Fruit belting the song of the region in a rumbling baritone voice.

It's a wine built for the cellar and will reward the patient handsomely in time. Top class Shiraz from this top class producer.

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

The fruit is sourced from an Old Vine Shiraz vineyard at 500m altitude on top of Mengler's Hill in the Barossa Ranges. The soil profile is a mix of shallow sandy loam, limestone and ironstone over orange/yellow clay and rose quartz — redhead colour. Only bottled when Mother Nature permits the complexity and length of flavour; the things we cannot create ourselves. This is Grand Cru Barossa Shiraz at its finest. Numbered bottle; limited production.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Raspberry liqueur, sage and spice, toasty oak, ripe fruit, juicy and intense, blueberry and blackcurrant pastille, dense and firm tannin, rich and full. The flavour lingers. It looked much better after being open for a day. More to come." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From 70yo vines, open-fermented with 30% whole bunches, matured in French oak (40% new). The wine has wonderful drive, taking focus and balance on board for the voyage, sailing through fields of purple and black fruits." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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FaQs

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