Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 284,474 strong:

Register Today!

Rufus Stone Tyrell's Shiraz 2012 Wine Review

Rufus Stone Tyrell's Shiraz 2012

Rufus Stone Tyrell's Shiraz 2012

Heathcote, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 1

  Add My Review

Price: $19.95

Drink: 2012-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rufus Stone

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

More Vintages: 2016  2016  2010  2009  2007 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • 153056
  • $22.63 
  • 1,281 bottles
8th & Cambie78 Add
Kamloops Columbia Place56 Add
Lynn Valley53 Add
Fleetwood42 Add
Park Royal41 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Medium depth with cherry rim.

Cherry, tar/charcoal, wet stone, forest floor, raspberry notes.

Distinct, typical, deep berry-like syrah fruit but also with some lighter/intermediate berry notes of raspberry and red currant, Some slightly herbal cherry. The combination of deeper and lighter fruit layers provides an interesting and accessible texture for a shiraz that still has some good weight. One of my favorite Australian shiraz wines. Just amazing value if you can get a hold of some.

Value Rating: 95

Other Information:
Fermentation took place at 25°C for seven days followed by five more days on the skins. The wine was then matured in predominately French oak barriques, of which 30% were new. About 40% of the blend underwent malolactic in barrel.

The Heathcote Wine Region of Central Victoria, Australia, lies between the Goulburn Valley and Bendigo regions. It is located about an hour's drive North of Melbourne. Red soil and warm summers tempered by cool, Southerly winds helps produce wines with both weight and texture.

Date Tasted: February 27,2015


If you liked the Rufus Stone Tyrell's Shiraz 2012, you might also like these wines:




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Firesteed Red Wine
Pinot Noir 2018,
Willamette Valley, Oregon ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 284,474 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award