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Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016 Wine Review

Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016

Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016

Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Tyrrell's

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A classic Shiraz from Australia named after the Rufus Stone in honour of the rock in the English forest where King William II died when an arrow bounced off an oak tree and pierced his chest while hunting. Talk about unlucky. And the story goes that the arrow was from the quiver of Sir Walter Tyrrell who was an ancestor of the Tyrrell winemaking family was responsible for the incident. But this beautiful, smooth, layered blackberry, dark plum and nutty Shiraz makes up for it.

Shiraz food pairings: lamb, beef and game dishes.

Luscious Lamb Wine

This Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016 was reviewed on May 25, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Intense aromas of jammy sweet dark fruit, black pepper, and cocoa, with slight violet and cured meat notes. Decent tannins and acidity with a full body of 14.9% ABV. Not too jammy or overripe on the palate, but certainly fruity with plenty of plum, black cherry, and cassis on the palate. Perfect for ox cheek stew or a rare steak with pepper sauce.
Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016 is a great value, full-bodied red from Heathcote, Victoria wine region. ripe plum, walnut and spicy aromas on the nose, this is a dry, multilayered smooth red with ripe plum, black currant, cold teak, earthy, nutty and savoury spice flavours lingering on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Rufus Stone in so named after the rock where King William II died while hunting, when an arrow bounced off an oak tree and pierced his chest. Apparently, the arrow was from the quiver of Sir Walter Tyrrell who was an ancestor of the Tyrrell winemaking family. - Community Wine Reviews

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