Classy and composed

Tyrrell’s Special Release Shiraz 2014, Hunter Valley, AUD $40

Classy and composed, this is a seriously good wine that has excellent intensity and impeccable balance. It is a true medium-bodied style with an engaging, quiet confidence. The fruit flavours are mainly in the red sphere with a hint of dark chocolate and boysenberry adding richness. The oak, acidity and tannin are all perfectly integrated. A stellar example of Hunter shiraz. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: 2017 to 2024

Food: Classic beef pot roast with rosemary and sage

Stockists: Tyrrell’s Wines; Kemeny’s – NSW (AU)

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