2019 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

Highly Rated
Stupendous release Syrah from the Hunter. A powerful yet elegant drop from this iconic estate.

Sale price$109.00


Tyrrell's just do things right, and Shiraz is one of the things they've been getting right for over 160 years - after all, it is one of the first varieties Edward Tyrrell planted back in 1858.

The Vat 9 Shiraz, sourced from the old vines of the Ashmans vineyard, is deep and soulful, full of power, tannin and dark-fruited concentration.

Only very small amounts are released of this profound wine, so make sure you grab some Australian wine history.

The grapes for our Vat 9 Shiraz are sourced from the oldest and best blocks on our Ashmans property, with the oldest vines dating back to 1892. All of these blocks sit on a strip of red soil that runs through the winery, soil that’s ideal for growing super-premium Shiraz.

Handpicked and sorted in the vineyard, the grapes from the different blocks were all kept separate during fermentation. Some whole bunches were included in the ferment and most of the fruit was destemmed but not crushed, ensuring as many whole berries as possible were in the fermenter. Following fermentation, the individual wines were matured in new and one-year-old French-oak casks until the Vat 9 blend was carefully assembled. The wine was then returned to the same casks for further maturation. No finings were used.

Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

95 Points - "A reversion to delicacy. An homage to a noble past of sappy, savoury Hunter Burgundy, as it was once known. With this, there has been an adoption of larger-format oak, less agitation, and with that, superior tannin management. The result, sappy, floral, detailed and dangerously drinkable. Violet, dark cherry, clove, liquorice straps and a sachet of spice. Yet the texture is the totem. And it is sumptuous." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

95 Points - "That seductive purple Hunter shiraz colour right here. Fine web of tannin the main feature, so gossamer and strict but allows dark berry fruitiness, earthy characters, new leather and dried herb to roll around the palate deliciously. Shy perfume but what’s there is beautiful. This is a fantastic, tense, seductive red." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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