The 2019 Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz has a deep, youthful red purple colour. This Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz has a rich, chocolate, spice, sweet plum and vanilla bouquet, which returns with good power and impact on the finish. The Shiraz wine is medium to full-bodied, nicely-textured and fleshy with supple tannins and easy drinkability, although it will surely age well. The oak, alcohol and tannin levels are perfectly weighted. Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz is one of Tyrrell’s Wines top non-Hunter reds. Sourced from vineyards in Heathcote.
In the year 1100, an errant arrow fired by Sir Walter Tyrrell, an ancestor of the Tyrrell family, killed King William II (known as Rufus). Today, the site of this infamous incident in New Forest, England, is marked by the Rufus Stone. Our Heathcote estate blend Shiraz is named after this fascinating chapter in Tyrrell family history.
90 Points | Halliday Wine Companion, 2022