2021 Vinden Headcase Somerset Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

A seriously fine and elegant expression of single site Shiraz from the Hunter Valley.



This isn’t a showy wine, it's more delicate and composed... a lovely Shiraz.

Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

About the Wine

Here's a wine that ticks all the boxes for a vibrant, modern Hunter Shiraz.

Bold and full of rich dark fruited goodness, with warming hints of spice and impeccably integrated oak. A little bit of whole bunch really adds depth, too, with seductive herbal, earthy notes making an appearance.

Fine and elegant, it's an absolutely gorgeous Shiraz from Angus Vinden. Delicious stuff.

About Vinden Wines

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 primarily on Semillon and Shiraz, 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

This Shiraz was sourced from our Somerset vineyard and handpicked. The blocks were planted by the Howard family in the 1960’s &70’s on red volcanic clay soil, over a limestone hillside in Pokolbin. Made in traditional methods: cold soaked; fermented wild (10% whole bunch) in open concrete fermenters; hand plunged and aged in French oak Foudre and Puncheons for 11 months. The wine is a vibrant modern Hunter Shiraz with fine tannin and dark fruits.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Angus in the vines
Angus in the vines
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Spicy reduction, char and gamy notes on the nose make way for a palate of black and blueberries. There's a tingle to this wine that lifts it onto the palate. Its fine framework supports an elegant spread of fruits. This isn’t a showy wine, it's more delicate and composed, with knife-edge ripeness that brings it all together. This is a lovely shiraz, one for those chasing composure." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)


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