Tyrrells Hunter Valley 8 Acres Shiraz 2021


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Region: Hunter Valley
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Old Vines, Dark and Brooding, Structured
Acclaim: 94pts

The Wine:
The 8 Acres vineyard was planted in 1892 and sits just below the 4 Acres vineyard beside the driveway up to the winery. The vine orientation is north-south, perpendicular to the 4 Acres vines, and the vineyard produces a different style of wine altogether.

Bright purple with more density of colour than the 4 Acres. A round, medium-bodied, darker-fruited style. Juicy and moreish, with a loose-knit structure that gives the wine an element of approachability but also an underlying length and structure that reflect its pedigree.

The Review:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94pts
"The old 8 Acres, always a bit richer than many, kind of like a Vat 9 in character, Vineyard planted in 1892.

Ripe, red berries, a little earth, and green peppercorn, but kind of generous and creamy in mid-palate, albeit in a finer-boned frame. Fine almost milk chocolate tannin, solid length. A little more come-hither than 4A, clean acidity, lively, but a little rugged, chewy and charry as a young wine. Good."