2018 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Shiraz

2018 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Shiraz

Johan Axlund

"Best Shiraz under $25 I have tasted this year! Bright intense fruit, fun and serious at the same time. Lovely to drink. Will age superbly."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Classic Hunter Shiraz, with bright red fruits, earthy, savouriness, white pepper, and good length. A great value wine that will improve even more for the next decade."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $26.00 per bottle26% OFF

$19.00

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$20.00 per single bottle
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Johan Axlund

"Best Shiraz under $25 I have tasted this year! Bright intense fruit, fun and serious at the same time. Lovely to drink. Will age superbly."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Classic Hunter Shiraz, with bright red fruits, earthy, savouriness, white pepper, and good length. A great value wine that will improve even more for the next decade."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $26.00 per bottle26% OFF

$19.00

(buy 6 or more)

$20.00 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Tyrrell's have done it again. Not content with delivering the perfect Hunter Valley Shiraz with the 2017 vintage of this very wine, in comes the 2018 and things step up again!

Cast in the archetypal Tyrrell's Hunter Valley style, one sip transports you to Broke road, with that famously medium bodied earthy Hunter character all delivered in a wonderfully attractive fashion.

We challenge you not to drink gallons of this...

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionFrom dry-grown estate blocks averaging 40yo, fermented in large 2700l used casks. It is spectacular value, and more obvious in all aspects: depth, colour, richness (plum to the fore), tannins (for balance and longevity). There's no sin in drinking this, but it will still be on the up 20 years from now.
94 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionFrom dry-grown estate blocks averaging 40yo, fermented in large 2700l used casks. It is spectacular value, and more obvious in all aspects: depth, colour, richness (plum to the fore), tannins (for balance and longevity). There's no sin in drinking this, but it will still be on the up 20 years from now.
92 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine FrontNew livery for this wine too, with the neat addition of vintage on the top of the capsule. Don’t have a bottle image to hand as yet. Fresh, red fruits some a little darker, spice, slight earthiness. Medium-bodied, lively, all about the fruit with some Hunter earth and a touch of spice and hazelnut, low oak input, and a quiet charm, solid length rounds it off. In short, quintessential Hunter Shiraz at a very fair price.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Tyrrell's
Hunter Valley
2018
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2032
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Vibrant purple colour, with a lifted nose showing red fruits and some spice. The palate has wonderful concentration and depth yet still lively and fresh. The tannins are expansive yet remain soft and the acidity adds to the wines complexity. A wonderful example of the modern, medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz.

How was it made?

Vineyard A selection of some of our top blocks on the Estate and surrounding area, most of which are dry grown and averaging 40 years in vine age. Vintage Conditions The 2018 vintage was as an incredible encore following the stellar 2017 Shiraz vintage. A continuation of the warm and dry conditions with less extreme heat than 2017 and some rain at perfect times meant that the fruit was simply perfect at harvest time. The concentration of the fruit was similar to great vintages such as 2014 and 2007. Winemaker’s Notes Our Hunter Valley Shiraz is made to the same high standards that our flagship Vat 9 Shiraz receives. The grapes were picked before fermentation in the open top vats. The wine was then matured in older, large format French oak casks. These 2,700 litre casks highlight the fruit purity whilst making sure that oak isn’t the dominant character.

Who made it?

Tyrrell's is an iconic Hunter Valley winery renowned for producing some of Australia’s greatest wines. Tyrrell's was established by English immigrant, Edward Tyrrell in 1858 at the foot of New South Wales’ striking Brokenback Range. Today, Tyrrell's is headed up by 4th generation winemaker, Bruce Tyrrell, with the 5th generation hot on his heels! Tyrrell's produces a broad array of wine varieties and styles, ranging from the inexpensive to the luxurious. They have championed the Semillon variety, with their flagship, of course, being the world-renowned Vat 1. They strive to create wines of individual character, flavour and integrity. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.