On the nose there is gentle cedar, earth and graphite notes with redcurrants and cherry. Primary red fruit driven on the palate. Dry medium bodied at the most and gentle, soft, dry tannins. The wine spends 15 months in old oak. Classic Hunter style red made from vines, some of which are over 100 years old.
Tyrrell’s Steven Vineyard Shiraz 2018, Hunter Valley, NSW
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.