2018 Head Wines The Redhead Shiraz Barossa Valley – Alex Head’s crowning glory, created only when nature plays along. Whether it’s a glorious Grenache from Eden Valley’s century-old vines or a Grand Cru Barossa Shiraz, these single-site, small parcel wines will enchant, inspire and reward over time. Only the 4th release of this wine since 2006.
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; and extremely limited.
A rich full flavoured Shiraz with a good mix of red and black berries, dark plums, pepper and spice, toasty balanced oak, firm tannins and exceptional length. Drinking well now after a long decant but its best years are still a fair while off – cellaring potential of 10+ years.
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $90.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,080.00