Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Hunter Valley Shiraz

The modern era of Vat 9 is certainly a captivating one, and 2010 represents benchmark Hunter shiraz of enticing allure and understated longevity. A cool, wet February made for long ripening and beautifully elegant, gloriously medium-bodied restraint. Maturation in large 2700L vats kept oak influence and oxidation at bay, giving full voice to deep and enticing black pepper, freshly tanned leather, coal steam, black olives and black plum skin character. Fine, silky, mineral tannins reinforce a savoury, textural and focused allure. $68 direct.