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2016 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

Hunter Valley

Our Price: $76.99 / bottle (RRP: $85.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'A gleaming chassis of redcurrant, satsuma plum, Chinese herb and the Hunter's signature whiff of creamy leather... This tasted even better the second day, auguring for a long, bright future ahead.'
97 Points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion 2019

  • A winery that needs no introduction. The Vat series, their flagship range.  Made in small volumes and produced using only the best parcels of fruit from their top vineyards, these wines showcase the very best that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The individual blocks were all handpicked and the fruit was destemmed but not crushed to encourage whole berry fermentation in open top stainless steel vats. Matured in mostly newer French oak casks (2,700Lt) until blending in April 2017 and bottling one month later.

    TASTING NOTES

    Fresh savoury spice and lifted dark fruits on the nose. The palate is medium bodied showing soft dark fruits, subtle oak enhances the mid palate, which is extended by the fine, clean acid structure. An elegant Vat 9 in the same vein of some of the great Hunter River Burgundies of the past. Excellent drinking upon release and will develop in complexity with medium term bottle age.

  • REVIEWS

    'A gleaming chassis of redcurrant, satsuma plum, Chinese herb and the Hunter's signature whiff of creamy leather, are driven by cylinders of high quality French oak (2700l casks, 15 months), gentle acidity and firm tannins of a ferrous sheen, nestled as a whisper behind the fruit, but increasingly apparent as the wine expands in the glass. This tasted even better the second day, auguring for a long, bright future ahead. A mid-weighted wine of pointed precision and savour.'
    97 Points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion 2019

    'Here’s a ‘classic’ Vat 9, and a ‘classic’ Hunter red. In fact, it would be hard to get more ‘classic’. Has a lovely violet and vanilla perfume, a dusting of pepper and spice, dried herb, boysenberry and raspberry, a lick of fine powdery tannin, bright pippy raspberry acidity, subtle earthiness, and a pretty red fruited finish of clean length and precision. So charming. Sometimes you don’t have to try too hard to impress.'

    95 Points - Gary Walsh

    'Medium to deep red/purple colour, not dark. The bouquet is very smoky and spicy, with straw and dry herb nuances, the smokiness or coal-dusty note is very Hunter regional. It's medium to full-bodied and quite backward, needing time to unfurl its full charm.'
    93 Points - Huon Hooke



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