Personalised Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2019 14.5% 750ml

Personalised Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2019 14.5% 750ml

Expert Review:
James Suckling-96 Points. Stonewell’s limestone-base soils are the pricing influence behind this shiraz, with quite spicy blackberry and dark plum, as well as graphite and spiced chocolate. The palate holds a seamlessly glossy texture and manages to deliver ultra-luscious fruit in an elegantly contained mode. So long and smooth and bathed in blackberries and blueberries. Drink or hold for a decade or longer.

Winemaker Alex Head'sdream to make elegant Barossa wines began in 1999 while travelling through some of Europe's greatest wine growing regions, along with his longheld fascination with the synergy of good wine, fine food and happy company at the table. Head Wines is all that and more. Alex follows a traditional négociant model, an old practice where the winemaker does not grow their own grapes, instead working with a number of small growers. Around three-quarters of the grapes that end up in Head Wines' bottles are sourced from a carefully chosen selection of these elevated Eden Valley sites. All of these vineyards are farmed sustainably using organic principles where possible; yields are controlled and grapes are hand-picked. Not being tied to his own vineyards has allowed Alex to spend years understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a number of sites in pursuit of his individual style. Alex creates great Barossan wines that are memorably balanced whilst pursuing styles that are intentional and truly of place. This is sublime winemaking.

Variety: Shiraz/Syrah
Region:Barossa & Eden Valleys, South Australia
Winemaker:Alex Head