Landmark Vintage Release
Available while stocks last. Each bottle comes with a Tyrrell’s branded gift box.
The fruit for the 2014 Vat 9 Shiraz was sourced only from the oldest and best blocks of the Ashmans property which all share the same deep volcanic, red clay soils. The oldest of these blocks was planted in 1892. An almost perfect growing season was experienced for the 2014 vintage, one of the best in recent memory. This meant that all of the fruit we harvested was in pristine condition and had beautiful flavour. The blocks were all hand picked and sorted in the vineyard before arriving at the winery. All the fruit was destemmed but not crushed, followed by fermentation in traditional open top concrete vats. After fermentation, the wines were matured in newer 2700L French oak casks for 15 months.
After seven years in the bottle, its colour is amazingly youthful; intense currant red with deep purple hues. Dried herbs, liquorice and forest floor create a complex array of seductive aromatics. Cola confectionary hints at the warm vintage, leading into savoury spice, liquorice and fresh, dark fruits. The subtle influence of French oak (foudre, 2700L) appears as a structural component; offering a polished palate shape with a persistent length. This wine highlights the Hunter Valley’s ability to make fresh, medium-bodied wines in warm vintages.
Alcohol – 13.9%
Cellaring – Drink now, or cellar up to another 30 years.
Note: A minimum order size of 6 bottles is required when purchasing through the website. The 6-bottle minimum can be made up of different wines; they do not all have to be the same. If you would like to purchase less than 6 bottles, please call the sales team at the winery who can place your order over the phone.