2017 Vinden Headcase Single Barrel Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

Angus Vinden's flagship wine, from a dream Hunter Valley vintage.


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A superb, concentrated, glorious Shiraz.

Huon Hooke (Hooked On Wine)

About The Wine

The 2017 vintage will go down as one of the great Hunter Valley vintages of the last few decades.

Young Angus Vinden took full advantage of the awesome conditions and put down what is probably his best Shiraz to date. 

Only one barrel of this was produced. It's a much more powerful and fruit-dense version of Shiraz in the Hunter than you would typically see but it's a beautiful one. 

Angus Vinden is fully hitting his straps at the helm of the family winery. This ripping Shiraz shows he means business.

About Vinden Estate

Young Angus Vinden is the owner/winemaker of this much-loved Hunter Valley winery.

Having taken the reins from his father just a few years ago, Gus is reimagining his family's wine label with a string of exciting, modern wines coming out of his cellar.

He sources fruit from some of the Hunter's greatest vineyards, focusing on Semillon and Shiraz primarily as well as turning out a very good Tempranillo.

He's one of the young guns of the Hunter Valley that should have a close eye kept on him. His wines are on the up!

Winemaker Angus Vinden
Winemaker Angus Vinden
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Best single barrel of Shiraz from the 2017 vintage.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 1 Barrel

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Sourced from a single vineyard in Pokolbin planted in '70 with its volcanic red clay soils sitting on weathered limestone and this one barrel made the winemaker take note. Richly flavoured, full-bodied and deep. There's a mix of new and used French oak plus American barrels, aged 10 months, but those flavours have slipped through adding some spice and a touch of sweetness. There's lavender, plums, new leather, giving tannins with some hold. All in all, a composed wine." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

"A good wine here.Striking boysenberry, violet and sweet spice scents. Such a beautiful aroma. Gorgeous, sweet fruited wine of medium weight, silky-satiny texture, fine trill of tannins, a feel of tension and the wine draws very long then into a quietly building pucker. Red and boysenberry fruit flavours, liquorice, earthiness. It’s classic stuff but with a little extra pep and early drinkability. Total charm." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Hooked On Wine

"Very deep, vibrant purple/red colour. The boquet is very fresh, youthful, bright and fruit-driven with dark berry aromas galore. In the mouth, it's very vibrant, fresh and lively, with intense cherry to raspberry fruit flavours, with fine, drying tannins running the full length of the long palate. A superb, concentrated, glorious Shiraz." - Huon Hooke (Hooked On Wine)


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