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2017 Head Cellar Reserve Barossa Shiraz

2017 Head Cellar Reserve Barossa Shiraz

$12.99 Per Bottle

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$12.99 (Buy 6 or More)

14.5%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Barossa
2017
750ml
2017 Head Cellar Reserve Barossa Shiraz has a rating of 3.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$12.99
14.5%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Barossa
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 'Hard to imagine anyone being unhappy with this.'
    Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    Well said Gary. Hard to put it any better.

    This is, categorically, one of the most outstanding Barossa wine deals around. Proper, old-growth vineyard Barossa fruit, made by Alex Head, and all coming in for the paltry sum of just $12 a bottle.Crazy.

    In 2017, the Barossa had a bumper crop, and Alex, with acres of fruit from some serious quality winemakers making its way to him, thought it best to produce a seriously smashable Shiraz that over-delivered on price. Enter the Cellar Reserve, a proper barrel cull wine, using fruit sourced from a range of vineyards on the Barossa Valley floor, Moppa, Greenock, and of course the High Eden.

    It's a killer wine and seriously impressed us all when we first tasted it. It's not big or oaky or lavish, more a wine that just sits tightly in the pocket of balance and generosity. While we all know Alex Head is a wonder winemaker (he's been nominated as a finalist for Young Gun of Wine three times), often times it is the challenge of making great value, everyday reds to a price where talent can only take you so far. But here, Alex has nailed the brief. It's a serious wine, with the soft, pillowy tannins and savoury, cool fruit providing plenty of x-factor.

    But don't just listen to me; listen to the likes of Gary Walsh who said:

    'Dark and spicy, a bit of earth, subtle floral notes. Medium bodied, gently earth, supple and soft, attractive Barossa Shiraz flavor, delivered with a bit of polish and finesse.'

    Or Huon Hooke, who said 'it's a good wine, and very good value'.

    All we know, this is cracking value Barossa Shiraz from one of the most talented winemakers in the country. BARGAIN!

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Shiraz grapes from the Barossa Valley, open fermented and matured in older French oak barrels. The cool 2017 vintage has injected a little more spice into that classic plummy richness, making for a wine of both flavour and balance.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Intense aromas of blueberry and currants with hints of rosemary, sage, menthol and fennel. The palate explodes with bright forest berry fruit, supported by sweet, moreish tannins that saturates the mouth. Lovely length of fruit and flavours this is a fantastic wine that screams value for money. Ready to drink right now.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • 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 slow-winemaking and careful, gentle attention during maturation. Head Wines quickly achieved a Halliday 5 Star Rating, Top 10 New Wineries to Watch and numerous Top 100 Wines. All vineyards are farmed sustainably using organic principles where possible. Yields are low/controlled and grapes are hand-picked. The ferments use indigenous yeasts with some retention of stems. Minimal sulphur is used during the whole wine-making process and bottling is without fining or filtration.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    Fruit expressive and attractively fragrant, the wine shows sweet cherry, raspberry, vanilla and mixed spice aromas on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is smooth and supple. It is immediately appealing with plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2024'

    90 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Dark and spicy, a bit of earth, subtle floral notes. Medium bodied, gently earth, supple and soft, attractive Barossa Shiraz flavor, delivered with a bit of polish and finesse. Hard to imagine anyone being unhappy with this.'

    ANGUS HUGHSON


    Head Wines are in many ways a unique expression of Barossa Valley. While still showing the region's renowned generosity of fruit, they also display a little European-inspired subtlety, in part from winemaking but also the use of fruit from a wide range of soils and clones. Head chooses his vineyards in part based on the growers; he prizes intelligent professionals who will allow him to have some input in the vineyard while also having a strong interest in the final product.

    HUON HOOKE


    Very deep, bright purple/red colour; the bouquet minty and gumleafy, with lifted aromatic notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied and sinewy, with plenty of firm tannin and good length. There is a menthol, almost linament-like flavour and aroma, probably derived from eucalyptol. It's a good wine and very keen value.'