2019 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz
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2019 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

Totally opaque dark red black core with a bright dark red hue. Aromas of red plum and liquorice mix with smoked meats, earthy black olive, subtle graphite and blackpepper. The medium bodied palate makes a polished entrance with spicy plum and liquorice fruits melding into some meaty characters, scorched earth, black olive and blackpepper. Well integrated, refined tannin structure finishing with good freshness, spice and a savoury aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews....
A reversion to delicacy. An homage to a noble past of sappy, savoury Hunter Burgundy, as it was once known. With this, there has been an adoption of larger-format oak, less agitation, and with that, superior tannin management. The result, sappy, floral, detailed and dangerously drinkable. Violet, dark cherry, clove, licorice straps and a sachet of spice. Yet the texture is the totem. And it is sumptuous. Drink by 2034.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - James Halliday's Wine Companion (December 2020)

Impressive intensity here, this has very expressive red-cherry, red-plum, chocolate and spice notes in a very primary, pure mode. The palate offers a fresh red-fruit core, some darker notes, too, and attractive freshness, which is a hallmark of the best 2019 wines. Right on form here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
95 Points
JamesSuckling.com (December 2020)

There’s so much to be said for not flooding Hunter Shiraz with small format oak. The best wines from this region don’t use it. And add to that, crazy acid additions.
It’s very Vat 9. Boysenberry, vanilla and floral perfume, classic smooth ride of ripe red fruits, slightly sticky tannin, medium-bodied at most, fresh and lively, yet still that regal carriage of richness, good length with a lick of tannin to close it out. So charming and effortless. Drink 2022 - 2036+
95 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2020)