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Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz

Winemaker's Notes

The Pokolbin Dry Red is a medium-bodied Shiraz grown in the Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley from established vines. This elegant Hunter Valley Shiraz is typical of the region displaying ripe berry aromas with well integrated oak characters and is a great food wine.

Appearance: Vibrant plum.

Nose: Red fruit and plums, dried earthy herbs & mocca.

Palate: A typical medium bodied Hunter Valley style with intense fruit supported by fresh spicy tannins.

Food: Osso bucco or steak

Cellaring: 1 - 10 years

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says

Tulloch’s entry shiraz just hit the big time. If you’re up for paying $20 to see what 2011 Hunter shiraz is all about, here’s your ticket. It captures the poise of black plum and blackberry fruit of the season, underlined by long-lingering notes of black pepper and fine-tuned structure.

Wine Taste Special Edition 85 - Hunter Shiraz 2011
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright crimson-purple; fully ripe plum and blackberry fruit aromas on the bouquet are faithfully reflected on the medium-bodied palate, given further play by vanillan oak and soft tannins; good Pokolbin style.
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under 2012
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Everything old is new again in this classically packaged Hunter red. Nice, ripe, soft nose with gentle, generous fruit aromas and a bright but not showy style. The oak is worked in nicely, adding spice and sweetness. The palate's an elegant, shapely affair with chirpy acid and all-up medium weight; balanced, supple and resolved.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
An historic label, first appearing in the 1950s; classic medium-bodied Hunter, with red and black fruits highlighted by balanced acidity and fine tannins; some of the vines well over 100 years old.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This creeps up on you. It seems lacking at first, but you find yourself sinking into its charms, its flavours of dark cherries, cedarwood and freshly tilled earth nicely framed by fine-grained tannin. It has excellent acidity and a lightness to its touch, and with food it drinks very well. Walsh is a big fan of this release and wanted to rate it even higher.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A classy young Hunter shiraz with decades of development in front of it, still showing primary black fruits; good oak and tannin support for the long, intense palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
More purple-red colour and more flavour than the standard wine; elegant, clean red fruits; good acidity and tannins; may well surprise with its tenacity. A commemorative release in memory of Hector John Tulloch.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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