Part of his 'H' series, this is one of the best releases of Alex Head's extraordinary value-for-money Barossa Shiraz.
"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." 93 points, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front).
"The bread-and-butter Head Red Shiraz in 2018 - 92 Points is a really smart wine, very affordable at AUD $25 and showing excellent depth and freshness. It’s 80% Eden Valley, 10% whole-bunch, 10% new oak, and 70% of the barriques are ex-white wine barrels from Tapanappa and Pernod Ricard. Head also uses some foudres. It’s a fine, fragrant, full-bodied, but keenly balanced red. The 2017 (50/50 Barossa and Eden) is also very good, from a cool year, but the ’18 is a step up." 92 points, Huon Hooke (The Real Review).