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Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

Tyrrell’s Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

Tyrrell’s Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

A modern style of Australian red that also respects the tradition of using varietal blending to make a more rounded wine. The wine shows intense plum fruit sweetness from the Shiraz with dark berry and chocolate characters. The Cabernet component adds to the length and fullness of the wine.

The Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet is sourced from Shiraz grown on Tyrrell’s Ashmans property and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Pokolbin Hills Estate. The 2018 vintage in the Hunter Valley was simply spectacular for reds. Warm, dry conditions meant that cropping levels were reduced, helping to produce wines of great concentration and length of flavour. This is a modern style of Australian red that also respects the tradition of using varietal blending to create a more rounded wine. The Shiraz brings intense plum fruit sweetness and dark berry and chocolate characters, while the addition of a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon adds length and body.

Vineyard
Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet is sourced from Shiraz grown on the Ashmans property with an average vine age of 35 years and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Pokolbin Hills Estate planted in 2009. The 2018 vintage blend is 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vintage Conditions
Vintage 2018 was a spectacular red vintage in the Hunter Valley. Dry, warm conditions that were similar to 2003 meant cropping levels were smaller than average and produced wines great concentration and length of flavour. 2018 was one of the earliest red harvests we have seen, starting on January 29.
Winemaker’s Notes
After fermentation in stainless-steel vats, both parcels were matured separately before blending in November 2018. The blended wine then finished its maturation in French-oak barriques until bottling in May 2019.
Tasting Notes
A modern style of Australian red that also respects the tradition of using varietal blending to make a more rounded wine. The wine shows intense plum fruit sweetness from the Shiraz with dark berry and chocolate characters. The Cabernet component adds to the length and fullness of the wine

To find out more about the winery go to http://www.tyrrells.com.au

Our Hunter Valley range is quintessential Tyrrell’s and quintessential Hunter. This range showcases the Hunter’s tried-and-tested varieties: Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. All of the wines are made to the same high standards and in the same style as our flagship Winemaker’s Selection Vat 1 Semillon, Vat 47 Chardonnay and Vat 9 Shiraz

To see our full range of Tyrrell’s product go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/tyrrells-wines/

Tyrrell’s Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Shiraz BlendsRegion: New South Wales, HunterVintage: 2018SKU: TYR06

£45.00 a bottle

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Tyrrell's Wines

“The story of Tyrrell’s Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia. It is a story about pioneers, men and women who transformed the Hunter Valley of NSW, planted grapes there and looked for better ways to make wine.
The Hunter Valley was ideal for the production of premium wines, notably Shiraz in the reds and Semillon in the whites. Both made table wines of power and distinction, with the ability to age beautifully in the bottle. These two varieties provided the basis for the beginning of the Tyrrell’s premium Winemaker’s Selection Range.”

Tyrrell’s is as much a part of the fabric of the Hunter Valley as the Semillon and Shiraz vines we’ve been nurturing since our founder, English-immigrant Edward Tyrrell, first planted them during the mid-19th century.

Having lived and breathed wine growing and winemaking in the Hunter Valley for more than 160 years, we’ve amassed an unrivalled knowledge of what makes the Hunter one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest winegrowing regions.

Over those 160-plus years, Tyrrell’s has been a constant in both the Hunter Valley and Australian wine industries. We helped to pioneer what are now two of Australia’s favourite wine varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – and have been instrumental in establishing Hunter Valley Semillon as one of the world’s iconic wine styles. Our Vat 1 Semillon is Australia’s most awarded white wine, having won almost 5,500 medals and more than 330 trophies.

Tyrrell’s was among the founding members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, an organisation that helps to build awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage. With a fifth generation now involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family run, with each generation focused on passing the business to the next in better condition than they received it, all the while being guided by Edward Tyrrell’s motto: “Nothing is great unless it is good.”

http://tyrrells.com.au

Hunter

The Hunter Region is the premium wine region of New South Wales and one of Australia’s most well-known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. James Busby the man credited with bringing the vine to Australia was associated with the Hunter Valley through his brother-in-law William Kelman. Kelman is thought to be the first to plant vines in the Hunter. George Wyndham planted grapes in 1832. Penfolds bought the property in 1904 naming it Wyndham Estate. Dr Henry Lindeman purchased land around Raymond Terrace in the 1830s. So too did James King whose legacy passed onto Maurice O’Shea who came to the forefront of Hunter Valley winemaking in the 1920s. The area fell into depression for many years, but gradually made a comeback in the early 1960s. Today the region is booming. The climate is regarded as warm to hot. The main wine styles: White – Semillon (regarded as one Australia’s greatest and unique wines, with great aging potential), Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz.

Shiraz Blends

Blend Australia’s finest fleshy fruity grape variety with other grape varieties results in some wonderful wines.

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