2013 Tyrrell's Reserve Willunga Shiraz
Vintage conditions: Good winter rains were followed by a very dry spring and summer causing harvest to start slightly earlier than normal. The vintage was characterised by mild weather with the exception of two mini heatwaves which meant there was a rush to harvest the Shiraz at optimum sugar levels.
Notes: The fruit was machine harvested before the must was chilled and transported to the Hunter Valley giving the must a 24 hour 'cold soak'. Once arriving at the winery the fruit was fermented in stainless steel before being matured in a mixture of new and seasoned French and American oak.
Tasting notes: Aromas of dark chocolate with black fruits, toasted coconut and a subtle vanilla lift from the oak. A dense, full bodied wine with dark chocolate that screams of its sense of place. A bold, generous wine that is drinking very well on release.