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Tyrrell's Rufus Stone McLaren Vale Merlot

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Tyrrell's Rufus Stone McLaren Vale Merlot

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Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Fresh and aromatic, with a slightly meaty, minty and jammy bouquet of red and black cherries and berries over creamy, vanilla oak influences. Its long, firm palate is saturated with ripe fruits tightly knit with sweet cedar/chocolate oak and framed by firm, fine-grained tannins. Should flesh out well over time.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
91
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84
Ken Gargett (2001 Vintage) says
Apparently the Rufus Stone, in the New Forest in England, marks the spot where a bloke called Sir Walter Tyrrell, claimed as a forebear by these Tyrrells, shot King William II with an arrow. The Tyrrells might be drawing a long bow (boom-boom) but I have read, and indeed written, much sillier things on back labels. And this wine is as smooth as an arrow's trajectory with sweet berry fruit and vanilla from some light oak.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2004 2004
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the clean, moderately intense bouquet has a range of leafy/earthy aromas within the expected varietal spectrum; the palate has much sweeter fruit than the bouquet suggests, gliding across the tongue. Makes the Rufus Stone Shiraz of the same vintage even more anomalous.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89

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