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2015 Tyrrell's Old Winery Shiraz

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Tyrrell’s have had over 150 years experience in making wine, so it’s fair to say they do a decent job with Shiraz. This is a snapshot of a multi-regional Shiraz as Tyrrell’s have vineyard holdings in more than just the Hunter. This wine has the three ‘S’ syndrome; it’s smooth, supple and spicy with flavoursome black fruits and a touch of vanilla oak. A rich palate of Shiraz follows before rounded tannins ease out the gentle finish. It would be great on its own but even better with red meat.

Winemaker's Notes

Tyrrell’s Old Winery range is named after its historic winery in the Hunter Valley, built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864. A classic range of wines produced using fruit from premium Australian wine regions, Old Winery delivers distinctive varietal character and outstanding quality synonymous with the Tyrrell’s name. Designed for immediate enjoyment, the Old Winery promise is to provide a quality wine to suit every palate preference at a refreshingly affordable price.

The Old Winery Shiraz is deep red in colour with a bright purple rim. A smooth, soft and spicy red wine with aromas of dark ripe fruit and subtle vanillin oak. The palate is full of rich Shiraz flavours and is supported by firm tannins which provide good length and complexity.

An ideal accompaniment to traditional red meat dishes, tomato based pastas and matured cheeses.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2015 Tyrrell's Old Winery Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; aromas of spice and dark chocolate speak of the regions involved (Heathcote/McLarenVale); a well-balanced medium-bodied palate with plenty of black and red fruits; good finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Made on the fine established tradition of multi-regional blending, with Heathcote stepping in where the Hunter once might have stood. This is mid-purple in the glass and smells of red berries, redcurrant and light spice. The palate is smooth and easy, light on tannin, delivering bright berry flavour.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Tyrrell's is based in the Hunter Valley, but for some time it has had vineyard interests in both Heathcote, Victoria, and McLaren Vale, . This is the only Tyrrell's red to combine grapes from all three regions. The funny thing is that you can taste, clearly, all three regions in it. It has the Hunter's earthiness, McLaren Vale's chocolatey oomph and Heathcote's spicy, clovey, minty drive. It's a rather nice wine - not overly substantial but good to drink and with the structure to surprise given a rest in the cellar.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
medium-bodied palate, joined by spice/savoury nuances on the finish. Top value; ready to roll.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Some minty edges to the fruit, but is firm and has some length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A well made, balanced and flavoursome shiraz whose dusty expression of peppery red berry and plum-like fruit is backed by meaty, earthy undertones and light vanilla oak. There's d hint of leathery development, but the tight-knit and finely balanced palate delivers lively berry/plum flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A clean, attractive array of red cherry/raspberry fruit; minimal tannins and oak. A three-State blend.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Early-drinking shiraz, with a spicy, leathery and lightly oaked aroma of red plums and berries. Smooth and soft, revealing a creamy expression of plums, prunes and redcurrants, it finishes with restrained tannins, but a little sappy and green-edged.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
The bouquet is quite complex, with dark berry fruit, chocolate and earth; the light- to medium-bodied palate has good feel and texture, with nice acidity and fine tannins
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001

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