2014 4 Acres Shiraz

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4 Acres Shiraz

The 4 Acres Vineyard was planted in 1879 and is the oldest vineyard on the Tyrrell's property. It is planted in heavy, red volcanic clay soils and is always pruned and picked carefully by hand. This is a classic 4 Acres release. The wine is a bright purple with an exotic nose of red berries, confectionery, stalk and some spice. The palate is seamless and shows that a lighter style wine can still be very complex, with great fruit power. It has amazing fruit length, which is complemented by a fresh acid structure and soft subtle tannins.

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2011 2009 2006 2004
Sacred Sites
Hunter Valley, NSW
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking beautifully to 2022+

Nick Stock (www.jamessuckling.com)

98 Points - The vines that give life to this are old, very old. They were planted on the Tyrrell’s Ashmans property in 1879 in deep volcanic clay-rich soils. This has a really attractive fruit quality on the nose with brightness and freshness, a wealth of poached summer berries, really pure, quiet floral too, the older 2700 litre French oak cask gives these beautiful old vine grapes full voice. The palate has classically medium-bodied shape and yet there’s a richness borne of the clay soils, a fleshiness, some impressive length and power. The concentration is striking, deep-set red plum fruit flavor rolls through earthy, ripe and meticulously groomed tannins. Finishes with soulful swagger, a real treat. Best you leave this for a decade, but you could consider two, three or four. Brilliant wine. From 2026.

Max Allen (www.jancisrobinson.com)

Made from a single hectare of Shiraz vines planted near the winery in 1879, this is a very special wine. It starts out all gutsy and earthy - a touch of Antipodean garrigue in among the bramble and spice - and finishes with a vibrancy and brightness that I think reflects the vintage.

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