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Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz
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15¾/20

Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2016

Victoria, AustraliaThis Heathcote Shiraz is planted on an ancient stripe of Cambrian (greenstone) soils, providing structure to these vines. These vines were planted in 1994. The destemmed fruit was split into 10 lots and between open and closed top fermenters, aged in French oak (20% new) for 18 months. Ample and soft baked plum, cassis, blackberry stem, kirsch, thorns, charcoal, and ample oak notes fill a very plump, sun-baked palate. Tannins are soft, acidity is low and ripe sweet fruit is high. Old school, but still has many friends. In the year 1100, an errant arrow fired by Sir Walter Tyrrell killed King William Rufus II. The infamous "accident" is marked by the Rufus Stone.Tasted: 30 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 26.99 BCLS Producer: Tyrrell's Wines Pty., Ltd.Distributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 153056UPC: 093453434028