Head Wines was started in 2006 by Alex Head. It focuses on single site Rhone Varietals from the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australia. The House style is one of elegance, freshness, balance and purity of fruit attained by a combination of low yields, early picking, slow-winemaking and careful, gentle attention during elevage. Each Head Wine not only represents Alex Head's strong views on what makes balanced, drinkable wines but a guarantee of absolute quality, value and consistency.
This blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz is made in a very accessible style and offers fresh yet hearty aromas and flavors of purple plums, blackberries and some earthy, spicy overtones. The palate is generously fleshy and very drinkable now. Date: June 2021; Rating: 90 Points; Nick Stock for James Suckling
Deep and intense ruby core to a dark purple rim. Blackberry, olive, and dark slate aromas. A solid and dark core that fills the mouth without over-running. Dark slate and meaty savoury notes add character whilst a fine, yet persistent tannic framework focuses the finish. A remarkable exercise in controlled power at seriously good-value pricing. Date: July 2021; Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
79/21% cabernet sauvignon and shiraz; small open fermenters; wild yeast; 2-week ferment; matured for 10 months in French oak (10% new). This is all about cabernet sauvignon kicking up its heels in the Barossa Valley and making no apologies for doing so. There is an edge of authority to its expression provided by the firm tannins, shiraz ending any suggestion of excess force. Bargain on a grand scale. Drink to: 2031; Price: $23.00; Date Tasted: Sept 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 94 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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