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Thread: [TN] '04 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cab/Shiraz

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] '04 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cab/Shiraz

    With tonight's dinner of grilled steaks, we opened a bottle recently
    purchased:

    2004 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cabernet-Shiraz (Hunter Valley, Mudgee)
    nose: pencil lead, cedar, black cherries, oak
    palate: smooth tannins, medium-full body, long finish

    Still quite primary, though also feeling quite mature, I'd have probably
    guessed that this was a mature CalCab had I been tasting it blind.
    Quite restrained and very appealing with the steaks, it had little
    discernible Syrah character that I could pick up, despite being 87%
    Syrah. For the NZD 13 we paid for this wine locally, quite the QPR
    purchase.

    Mark Lipton

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: '04 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cab/Shiraz

    On Mar 11, 2:13*am, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > With tonight's dinner of grilled steaks, we opened a bottle recently
    > purchased:
    >
    > 2004 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cabernet-Shiraz (Hunter Valley, Mudgee)
    > nose: pencil lead, cedar, black cherries, oak
    > palate: smooth tannins, medium-full body, long finish
    >
    > Still quite primary, though also feeling quite mature, I'd have probably
    > guessed that this was a mature CalCab had I been tasting it blind.
    > Quite restrained and very appealing with the steaks, it had little
    > discernible Syrah character that I could pick up, despite being 87%
    > Syrah. *For the NZD 13 we paid for this wine locally, quite the QPR
    > purchase.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Sounds like a great buy. Still in Kiwi land I see. I assume this one
    is not available in the US.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: '04 Tyrell's Vat 8 Cab/Shiraz

    lleichtman wrote:

    > Sounds like a great buy. Still in Kiwi land I see. I assume this one
    > is not available in the US.


    Yes, we'll be here for another month. Dunno about US availability on
    this one, but I'll note here that we purchased the wine at a very good
    wine retailer in Christchurch. Decant is a retailer/deli run by David
    Graham, who is passionate and knowledgeable about wine. Much of his
    selection is French (he's got a great selection from the Arbois, of all
    things!) but his NZ and Oz selections cater to a Europhilic palate such
    as wine.

    Mark Lipton

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