The Party Pack
Ease yourself out of lockdown with our Party Pack. With a lovely mixture of back-vintage wines there's always something to enjoy straight away! And if you're hosting Christmas in July...this has got you covered. Availability is limited so get in quick and share the love.
- 4 x 2015 Head Red GSM
- 4 x 2016 Head Red Shiraz
- 4 x 2016 The Contrarian Shiraz
2015 Head Red GSM
This Head Red GSM is a blend across multiple 'Old Vine' Barossa vineyards, allowing a snapshot of the overall vintage quality. It also contains declassified barrels from some of the best vineyards in our portfolio. Balance, length and complexity — the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. Our GSM is the best value, most approachable and classical expression of a Southern Rhone blend that Alex Head can produce each year.
Love the meat, dark berry, smoke and leather aromas here. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a savory finish. This is such a drink-me-now red. Complex and satisfying. James Suckling/Nick Stock – 94 Points
Raspberry juice, musk, spice and perfume. Medium bodied, supple and succulent, ultra-fine powdery tannin, clean acidity, a touch of meatiness, with a smattering of dried herb and brick dust tannin cleaning up the finish. Flat out delicious: a bonus point for that. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front – 93 Points
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 8.6
2016 Head Red Shiraz
This Head Red Shiraz is a blend across multiple, predominantly higher altitude, Barossa vineyards, allowing a snapshot of the vintage quality to come. It also contains declassified barrels from some of the best vineyards in our portfolio. The wine always receives 12 months barrel maturation in French oak of differing sizes (228L, 300L, 500L, 600L, 2250L), allowing the vintage and Barossa character to show clearly. Produced with balance and drinkability in mind this is certainly the best value, most traditional style and most popular wine of our portfolio.
A lovely blue-fruited shiraz showing attractively fresh aromas of pressed violets, brambleberries and Indian spices. Medium to full body, grainy yet succulent tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2020. James Suckling/Nick Stock – 92 Points
More good juicy and affordable Shiraz from Heady. Plump, succulent and floral thing, with a brown spices, blackberries and assorted stone-fruits. Medium to full bodied, a slight meatiness, but pretty much a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely. Drink 2017-2022+. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front – 92 Points
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.3
Standard Drinks: 8.5
2016 The Contrarian
‘The Contrarian’ is a single vineyard Shiraz. Each vintage Alex Head likes to express one Barossa vineyard in a contrary manner. It’s a chance to indulge in creative wine-making and challenge traditional concepts of Barossa Shiraz.
We are proud to offer this 2016 wine from the original 2010 Greenock site. The 2011 came from Marananga, ̓12 & ̓13 from Moculta, ̓14 back to Marananga and ̓15 from Krondorf. Greenock’s unique character comes mainly from the vineyard’s red clay & bluestone geology. This creates a lovely blue-fruited nose and enough tannin weight to be driven by fruit quality and not oak. There’s a lovely approachability and deliciousness to this wine...much the same as the 2010!
Love the aromatics on display here. There are notes of elderberries, violets and licorice, as well as richer nuances of meat and brambleberries with hints of ivy. The acidity is the big driving factor, carrying the fullbodied palate through layers of grippy tannins to the long, chewy finish. Drink in 2020. James Suckling/Nick Stock – 94 Points
...oldest vineyard...54 year old vines in Greenock... Dare I say it, the Rhône expression of Shiraz...Drink 2018-2027+. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front – 93 Points
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 13.9
Standard Drinks: 8.2