Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2018

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Gary Walsh
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TYSC201815 UCAU
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A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured separately until blending. After blending the wine was put back into French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, until bottling. The wine was predominately matured in smaller 225L barriques. As always with Vat 8, we see much darker fruits and some chocolate characters in the wine, along with the extra element of spice from the higher percentage of new oak.
A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured separately until blending. After blending the wine was put back into French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, until bottling. The wine was predominately matured in smaller 225L barriques. As always with Vat 8, we see much darker fruits and some chocolate characters in the wine, along with the extra element of spice from the higher percentage of new oak.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Gary Walsh

(2017) A little bread dough and toast, spearmint, black fruit, and sexy vanilla oak. Full-bodied (in context), with ripe forest berry fruit backed with creamy vanilla oak, round and supple tannin lends a ‘deluxe’ feel, spice and mixed berries roll onto a good finish. Some toasty oak in the finish, but well-measured and bolstering the style here. Here’s a wine that will make friends very easily.