97 Points Gary Walsh
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.
‘Ancestor Vine’ Grenache planted circa 1858 on shallow sandy loam over red clay at 390m elevation near Springton in the south-eastern corner of Eden Valley. Classified a ‘Anstestor Vine’ ( 125 years or older ) in accordance with ‘ The Barossa Old Vine Charter ‘. The Charter was established tp preserve and celebrate Barossa’s old vineyards and unique viticultural heritage.
“From Grenache vines planted some time around 1858. What a rare treasure this is, and wonderful to see it nursed into bottle with such care and respect.
Roses, sage, ripe raspberry, peanuts, liquorice and chocolate. Medium bodied, but incredible density and concentration of flavour – essence of Grenache delivered with class – suede stroke of tannin, freshness of acidity nestled deep inside a core of savoury and plump fruit, and a finish that soars and carries long. Incredible. I’m thinking about the great Grenache wines of the world while I taste this, and surely this is one of them.” – 97 Points Gary Walsh