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Vat 8 Hunter Shiraz Cabernet

2013 Vat 8 Hunter Shiraz Cabernet

A modern representation of this classic blend.

Winemaker's Selection
Hunter Valley, NSW
Red Blends
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Drinking beautifully to 2020

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Overview & Tasting Notes

A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell's property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin.  As always with Vat 8, we see much darker fruits and some chocolate characters in the wine, along with the extra element of spice from the higher percentage of new oak.

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Awards & Accolades


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2013 Vat 8 Hunter Shiraz Cabernet has won a total of 3 awards.


  • James Halliday on

    93 points (Highly Recommended)

  • Gary Walsh on Thu, May 22nd 2014

    94 points

    Blueberries, blackberries, clove and aniseed spice, vanilla. Medium to full bodied, ripe and sweetly oaked (in comparison), grainy firm tannin, lots of mouth perfume and a cool finish. Very good. A satisfying wine.

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Back Vintages

2011 Tasting Notes (340 KB pdf)

2010 Tasting Notes (225 KB pdf)

2009 Tasting Notes (230 KB pdf)

2007 Tasting Notes (229 KB pdf)

2006 Tasting Notes (276 KB pdf)

2004 Tasting Notes (245 KB pdf)