Tyrrell’s Wines Stevens Hunter Valley Shiraz

Bruce Tyrrell reckons this single vineyard may contain the oldest vines still in production in the Hunter. Regardless, this wine is a bargain, and 2010 is one of its great seasons. A pure, primary focus of blackberry, mulberry and plum fruit is textured with fine-grained fruit tannins, wonderfully massaged by the subtle influence of large format oak casks. Calm restraint provides space for the savoury expression of its red earth soils. $25 at No Frills Wine.