The Vinden Headcase Single Barrel Shiraz #1 Eastern Slope 2018
'A subsection of a single vineyard wine. This from the 1966 plantings on Somerset, dry grown in 2018. No new oak used. Yay.
Bramble fruit, some liquorice, spice, sweet earthiness, chocolate. Medium-bodied, deep swell of earthy blackberry flavour with fresh berry acidity, ripe and dense tannin, subtle smoky earthiness and excellent weight of fruit, but lightness there too with cherry and raspberry poking through. Tannin pushes out the finish. Beautiful expression of Hunter Shiraz. Such energy.'
- 95+ points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront