Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz
Since 1997, Tyrrell’s historical association with the “Rufus Stone” has been utilised for its top non Hunter Valley red wines from its vineyards in Heathcote (Victoria) and McLaren Vale (South Australia). Situated just over 100kms north of Melbourne, Heathcote is undoubtedly Australia’s most exciting new red wine producing region. Its unique topography provides the most fertile climate and soil for shiraz vines to thrive, producing grapes which are commended for their ability to fully ripen, yet still retain excellent levels of natural acidity and fine grain tannins.
Deep rich red to crimson in colour, indicates the intensity of this wine. The nose is full of ripe plum and dark cherries with a hint of white pepper and sweet vanillin. The flavours carry onto the palate which is full of big soft fruit, but balanced by an elegant oak structure and natural acid, resulting in a rich wine with a complex and fresh structure.
Current Vintage 2008
- Vintages may vary from time to time and when delivered. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.