Part of Tyrrell’s Sacred Sites wines, The Shiraz on Johnno’s was planted in 1908 on sandy alluvial soils, in contrast to the 4 Acres and Weinkeller vineyards, which are on deep, red volcanic clay. A classic 1970s style, light to medium bodied Hunter red.
Tyrrell’s owns seven blocks over 100 years old, still producing and growing on their own roots. Named Sacred Sites, they represent some of the rarest vines in the world. Their origins lie in the “Busby Collection”, a selection of grapevine cuttings from Europe, brought to Australia by James Busby in 1832.
Colour: Incredibly bright, attractive purple
Nose: An inviting nose of red fruits and violets, with just a hint of oak.
Palate: The palate shows wonderful intensity yet still remains light on its feet; the fruit is the dominant character, nicely complemented by supporting oak, acid and tannin, which sits well within the wine.
Grape Varieties: 100% Shiraz
Ageing: Matured in a single new French-oak cask (2700l) for 15 months.
Awards: 98pts – James Suckling
History of Tyrrell’s Wines
Tyrrell’s Wines is still family owned after more than 145 years, a wine company rich in history & pioneering achievements. Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley NSW to their Heathcote vineyards in Victoria. Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.