Lots of crushed berries with red earth, terra-cotta and hints of metal and blue fruit. Ferrous. Salt and white pepper. Some oyster shell, too. Full to medium body, bright fruit and lightly chewy yet polished tannins. Drink in 2022.
COMMENTARY: If I polled a group of wine experts, most of them would not think that an Australian Shiraz could be elegant. The 2018 Tyrrell's Vat 9 is stylish, persistent, and beautiful. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows up with a racy grapiness from start to finish. Enjoy its liveliness with roast chicken and crisp romaine. (Tasted: December 2, 2020, San Francisco, CA)