VINEYARD – The fruit for the 2014 Vat 9 Shiraz was sourced from Tyrrell’s super premium vineyards on the Ashman’s property with an average vine age of 50 years. Predominately from the Weinkeller and Short Flat vineyards.
SOIL – Deep, red volcanic clay over limestone.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS – An almost perfect growing season was experienced for the 2014 vintage, one of the best in recent memory. This meant that all of the fruit we harvested was in pristine condition and had beautiful avour.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES – The blocks were all hand picked and sorted in the vineyard before arriving at the winery. All the fruit was then destemmed but not crushed, followed by fermentation in traditional open top concrete vats. After fermentation the wiens were matured in newer 2700L French oak casks for ten months.
WINE ANALYSIS – Alc 14.5% pH 3.49 TA 6.90g/L
DATE BOTTLED – 2015
TASTING NOTES – The 2014 Vat 9 has a classic earthy, savoury nose, typical of great Hunter Shiraz. The palate has fantastic weight and balance with a lingering nish, good acidity and ne tannin.