2017 Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

Hunter Valley, NSW

Tyrrell's iconic Shiraz Cabernet blend from one of the best vintages of the decade.

$68.00

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About The Wine

The Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet is a Hunter Valley classic that has pride of place in many great cellars across the country.

It marries Shiraz and Cabernet from some of the family's finest vineyards into a richer, darker expression of the region.

It's aged in smaller (225L) barrels and built to mature gracefully in the cellar.

This is a uniquely Australian blend from one of the most historic and iconic winemaking families in the country. A safer bet for the cellar, you'll hardly see from the Hunter Valley.

About Tyrrell's

Tyrrell's is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious family-owned wineries.

With a rich, decorated history stretching back to 1858, the Tyrrell family are custodians of some of the finest (and oldest) vineyards in the Hunter Valley, and indeed, the world.

Their top releases of Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay are highly collectable and considered by many as some of the truest regional examples of these varieties. 

As the talented Chris Tyrrell takes his place in the cellar, just as four generations of Tyrrell men have before him, this family institution is set to remain one of the most important bastions of quality Australian wine for many years to come.

The Tyrrell Family
The Tyrrell Family
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured separately until blending. After blending the wine was put back into French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, until bottling.

The wine was predominately matured in smaller 225L barriques. As always with Vat 8, we see much darker fruits and some chocolate characters in the wine, along with the extra element of spice from the higher percentage of new oak.

Blend : Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Inside the Tyrrell
Inside the Tyrrell's cellar
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"A little bread dough and toast, spearmint, black fruit, and sexy vanilla oak. Full-bodied (in context), with ripe forest berry fruit backed with creamy vanilla oak, round and supple tannin lends a ‘deluxe’ feel, spice and mixed berries roll onto a good finish. Some toasty oak in the finish, but well-measured and bolstering the style here. Here’s a wine that will make friends very easily." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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