2021 Head Red Shiraz

A perennial bargain for lovers of Barossa Shiraz.
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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.

It's plush, full-bodied yet built for early drinking in the best possible way. For easy-drinking but serious Barossa Shiraz, it's hard to go past this release.

Fruit is sourced from up to 10 Barossa vineyards predominantly coming from the higher altitude, cooler sites of Eden Valley. The wine allows a preview, or snapshot, of the vintage quality to come. The wine always receives 12 months barrel maturation in a majority older French oak, 5% of which is new, allowing the vintage and Barossa character to show clearly.

94 Points - "88/8/3/2% shiraz/merlot/grenache/viognier, fruit 80/20% Eden Valley/Barossa Valley; matured for 19 months on fine lees with 5% new French oak and 80% ex-chardonnay barriques. The sage-flecked elegance of Eden Valley fruit comes through in this wine, while retaining fruit purity and impeccable balance and flow. Layered with spice, hints of violets, and fine powdery tannin, finishing long for a wine at this price." - Dave Brooks (Halliday Wine Companion)

91 Points - "Deep, dark colour; black fruits, licorice and tar to sniff; the sweeter spices prevail. The palate is full bodied and rich, fleshy and fruit-sweet, with a sheen of chewy emery-like tannins that uphold the structure. There's a grittiness in the tannins, so food is recommended." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 reviews
  • KC
    Kelvin C.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A nice rich bodied red

    This red is one of the nicest wines I’ve tasted for quite some time, it matches the nose almost perfectly to the very last drop.

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  • MK
    Marie K.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Gorgeous

    Lovely easy drinking wine.

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    Shane W.
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    4 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Shiraz.

    Enjoyed this and would easily recommend.

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    Peter L.
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    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Solid Shiraz

    I think the DD blurb summed it up perfectly - "Easy drinking but serious Shiraz". I'm loving offerings from both Head Wines and Spinifex. They've taken all that's good about Barossa Shiraz and put a contemporary spin on it. I grab a handful of Head Reds each season - can't go wrong. I've opened these in front of many different people and everyone loves it. Immediately approachable and yet still has a solid Shiraz core that's pleasing til the very end. Makes me wanna open one right now. And it's only 11am....

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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 Barossa Valley, SA Head Wines

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