Head Red Shiraz 2018

Recommended Retail Price:       $25.00

Region:                                        Barossa Valley

Suggested Drinking:                   2020 – 2028+

Cellaring:                                    2028+


Alex Head follows a traditional négociant model, an old practice where the winemaker does not grow their own grapes, instead working with several small growers.

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 French oak of differing sizes (228L, 300L, 500L, 600L, 2250L), allowing the vintage and Barossa character to show clearly.


Huan Hooke   The Real Review

Deep purple/red colour, very youthful and vibrant. The bouquet is rich and sweetly ripe, with some notes of violet and blueberry, while the taste is focused and intense, bright and very vibrant. A smashingly good example of this everyman wine. Fruit sweetness, power and structure. The depth of flavour has gone to a higher level. Great value. (80% Eden Valley; 10% whole-bunch; 10% new oak)

Score:  92/100


Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

There is an increasing move up to the Eden Valley for Head Wines. This is 80% Eden.
High perfume, blueberry coulis, blackberry, spice and sage, ironstone. Medium-bodied, succulent, intense fruit of perfume and weight, dark chocolate tannin, savoury elements, very long fresh finish. Super vintage. Puppy like in enthusiasm as at now. Almost 94 points, though that’s kind of arbitrary.

Score: 93/100