Tyrrells 4 Acres Shiraz 2017


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Region: Hunter Valley
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Delicate, Elegant, Old-Vine Icon
Acclaim: 97+pts

The Wine:
Tyrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz comes from the pioneering estate’s Sacred Sites range, heroing singular vineyards that best express the unique terroir of the Hunter and Tyrell’s incredible holdings. 4 Acres is the oldest block on the Ashmans property. A reserve wine, it is only produced in top vintages.

Fruit is handpicked and sorted, before fermentation with 15% whole bunches. It is then matured for 14 months in a two-year-old Stockinger oak cask. Tyrell’s describe the 4 Acres as one of the most distinctive Shiraz wines in Australia, an evocative illustration of the singularity of Hunter Valley Shiraz. Bright, lifted, and energetic, red fruit and spice perfume the wine. A true Hunter Valley ‘Burgundy’ style, it is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a fruit-forward wine with great length, complexity, and surprising freshness.

The Review:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 97+pts
"It’s a wine of delicacy and finesse, characterized by its perfume and length. Raspberry, candied violet, rose buds, a touch of pepper and exotic spice – it really lights up the glass. Light bodied, quite unevolved, and so very fresh and fine, with beautiful dusty tannin, cranberry freshness, and a finish of extraordinary length and persistence, with the tannin playing out and flooding through the finish, closing with a waft of perfumed berry and subtle earthiness. It’s emphatically one of the great wines of the world."