Wine of the Month August 2018
Wine Makers Notes
The Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote 2016 Shiraz comes from two original blocks, planted in 1994 and 1995 from the same local vine material, and have the most concentrated fruit characters. The grapes were picked then transported to the Hunter Valley for vinification. For the first time using 20% whole fruit in the ferment for that extra layer of complexity. Fermented in small 3–4 tonne open vats and matured in 25% new, high quality, tight grain French oak barriques. Finished ferment in-barrel to enhance wood integration.
A classy and polished wine, coming from our very best parcel of Heathcote Shiraz each year – always from the two original blocks. The nose is very exotic with dark fruit, spice, and also hints of dark chocolate. The palate is all about precision, with the powerful fruit characters still very much tightly coiled, and the oak sitting in the background, not dominating. A powerful wine that shows great poise and which will age gracefully over many years.
Grass-fed Scotch Fillet with Garlic & Whisky Butter
For the month of August you can get a bottle of this fantastic wine for JUST $45, down from $52. Don’t miss out!