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Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2011 $85

Vat 9 is a perennial favourite, and in great red years like 2011 it’s on a higher plane. Medium-full bodied with modest alcohol and yet great intensity, it has red cherry fruit allied with tarry, smoky regional nuances. Elegant and precise in the mouth with lively acidity, fine soft tannins and a very long finish. Now to 2039. 12.9 per cent alcohol. 95/100 – Huon’s Wine 360

Food: Comté or Beaufort cheese

Stockist: Kemeny’s 

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