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Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz

Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz

Intense purple in colour, lifted spice and a pretty red berry nose with a subtle oak lift. The palate is medium bodied showing soft sweet fruits, subtle oak enhances the mid palate which is complimented by the fine, clean acid structure and long tannins. A classic Vat 9 that

Vat 9 is a blend of the best old blocks that sit on the strip of red soil that runs through the winery. Weinkeller (1970), NVC (1921), 8 Acres (1892), and the Short Flat (1968) make up the 2018 blend.
Vintage Conditions
Vintage 2018 was a spectacular Shiraz vintage in the Hunter Valley. Dry, warm conditions that were similar to 2003 meant cropping levels were smaller than average and produced wines of great concentration and length of flavour. 2018 was one of the earliest Shiraz harvests we have seen, starting on January 29.
Winemaker’s Notes
Handpicked and meticulously sorted in the vineyard. A percentage of whole bunches were included in the ferment and the majority of the fruit was destemmed but not crushed, ensuring as many whole berries as possible were in the fermenter. All blocks were fermented separately and matured in mostly 1 and 2 year old large format French Oak (2,700L) until December 2018 when they were blended to create the Vat 9 blend. The wine returned to those same casks for further maturation until bottling in May 2019. No finings were used.
Tasting Notes
Intense purple in colour, lifted spice and a pretty red berry nose with a subtle oak lift. The palate is medium bodied showing soft sweet fruits, subtle oak enhances the mid palate which is complimented by the fine, clean acid structure and long tannins. A classic Vat 9 that will have a long life in the cellar.

Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: New South Wales, HunterVintage: 2018Grape Details: ShirazSKU: TYR10

£51.00 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.”

New South Wales

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.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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