2018 Tyrrell's Johnno's Shiraz
Part of Tyrrell's Sacred Sites wines, which are made only from vines that are more than 100 years old and on their own roots. The Shiraz on Johnno’s was planted in 1908 on sandy alluvial soils, in contrast to the 4 Acres and Weinkeller vineyards, which are on deep, red volcanic clay. A classic 1970s style, light to medium bodied Hunter red.
Johnno’s planted in 1908 on sandy alluvial soils, and thus, quite different to the other Tyrrell’s reds. Tannin profile from vines grown in sand is quite distinct for those that come from red dirt. It’s a bit of a dark horse, most often. Raised in a single new 2700L French cask.
Aromatic, ripe raspberry, slight earthiness, subtle vanilla oak in tow. Lighter bodied, bright acidity, fairly dances, great expression of fruit, so well lit up, fine supple feel with a wide feeling sandy tannin and a long red fruited finish. A beautiful wine of effortless charm and style. Drink 2021 - 2040+
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front