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Tyrrell’s Old Patch Shiraz 2017

I bought six Old Patch this year, though I’m going to see if I can swap a few for Johnno’s. Vineyard here is planted in 1867, and my new house, the place I’m tasting them in, was built in 1883. Love a little history. Can you feel it?

It’s very Old Patch with a bit of lift, dark fruit and earth, Dutch liquorice, touch of toasty spicy vanilla oak and a peaty smokiness. Pushing into fuller-bodied, has depth and resonance, like sinking into a big Chesterfield lounge, such is the feel, along with cool acidity, ferrous tannin, and very good length. It looks much better today, a day on from my initial tasting, which is a good sign that this dense and stylish wine will need a bit of extra love in the cellar.



Tasted : May18
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2040+
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