Alex Head: HEAD RED is a barrel cull from Barossa vineyards including ‘The Blonde’, ‘The Brunette’ and ‘The Contrarian’ single vineyard wines. The wine always receives 12 months barrel age in predominantly older French hogsheads allowing the vintage and terroir to show clearly. It’s also a chance for me to play with the old adage, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. Certainly the best value and most traditional wine style of the portfolio. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
James Halliday (95 points):
“The back label puts it succinctly: ‘this is the best value blend of Barossa Valley shiraz I can make each year’. The bouquet is super-fragrant, the medium-bodied palate vibrant and fresh, the flavours circling red and black fruits, multi-spices, a touch of black licorice, and the tannins judged to perfection.”