Tyrrell's VAT 8 Shiraz-Cabernet 2017



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Country of Origin: Australia
Region: Hunter Valley
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14.5%
Body: Full
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

Tyrell's Winery traces its roots to 1858 when Edward Tyrell, a British immigrant, took up a selection of 320 acres of prime Hunter Valley land - one of the last available properties in this limestone rich territory abutting the Brokenback range. The Winery was completed in 1863 and Tyrell's 1st vintage came out the following year. Tyrell's staunchly advocates sustainable farming through their established Environmental Management System which has achieved a 62% reduction in Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions since 2009. Today, Tyrell's premium vineyards extend from their historic home in Hunter Valley to other distinguished grape growing regions in Australia including Heathcote in Victoria where they have identified seven rare vineyard blocks more than 100 years old. A composed and compact red blend with a soulful mid-weight to it, this excellent wine showcases a plethora of black fruit characters as well as dark & stony mineral aromas with added whiffs of dried wood & spices. The palate boasts a core of dark cherry fruit, smooth & purposeful tannins, and incredible depth & layering of flavors. It finishes long & strong and you can choose to enjoy this now although careful cellaring of 10 to 15 years will be rewarded with futher flavor evolutions.   

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

A modern style of Australian Red that also respects the tradition of using varietal blending to make a more rounded wine. The wine shows intense plum fruit sweetness from the Shiraz with dark berry and chocolate characters. The Cabernet component adds to the length & fullness of the wine.

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