Monday, 8 May 2017

Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2013


It's been well over 12 months since I've tasted a wine from Heathcote. Things must be moving slowly there. Tyrrells bought a vineyard there some years ago.

And for the record, there are no eucalypt characters here. Of all the regions in Australia, I feel Heathcote shows it most. Maybe it's just me.

Big delivery here. Heartwarming stuff for those chilly nights about to set upon us.

Some of that red earth is evident here but it's been manhandled by fistfuls of dark plums and dark berry fruit. Aromas of boot polish, leather and vanilla waft on by between sips. The mouth has a neat coat of fruit laid out. Gentle spices and a sprinkling of pepper add another dimension as they tick on calmly finishing with bitter cocoa like tannins. Topping up is a no brainer. Super value here too.

Drink now to five years.

92/100

Region: Heathcote
RRP: $25
Source: Sample
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