Tyrrell's Wines

Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

8.7100 ratings
8.65 pro ratings
Heathcote, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sue Mohle

Smooth and spicy with some wet stone, forest floor, and brandied plum

Smooth and spicy with some wet stone, forest floor, and brandied plum

Jan 15th, 2017
John Riddick

Not heavily extracted, no jam, easy on the alcohol. Thank you Tyrrell's: doing it right for 150 years. Think smoked meat, minerals, blackberry. Great acid, long finish.

Not heavily extracted, no jam, easy on the alcohol. Thank you Tyrrell's: doing it right for 150 years. Think smoked meat, minerals, blackberry. Great acid, long finish.

Nov 8th, 2016
Christopher Fowler

14.9% but I never would have guessed!

14.9% but I never would have guessed!

Jun 28th, 2019
James P Grover

Ripe plums, blackberries, and blueberries, with lots of savory spices and just a little cigar tobacco. Medium strong acidity and integrated tannins. This was well balanced and very yummy.

Ripe plums, blackberries, and blueberries, with lots of savory spices and just a little cigar tobacco. Medium strong acidity and integrated tannins. This was well balanced and very yummy.

Dec 4th, 2018
Matthew Doty

Needs lots of time to air

Needs lots of time to air

Dec 2nd, 2018
Hugh Jarce

Good nose, peppery up front with not too much acid, interesting medium finish with some port flavour, good for $20 and would have again.

Good nose, peppery up front with not too much acid, interesting medium finish with some port flavour, good for $20 and would have again.

Oct 19th, 2018
leon egozi

Not bad for a Tuesday night

Not bad for a Tuesday night

May 2nd, 2018
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide brick rim.

On the nose plums, blueberries, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, herbs and barnyard.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long, long legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, strawberries, earth, vegetables, wood, river rocks, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Medium minus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

This Australian Shiraz is still drinkable, but over the hill by now. Unbalanced with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. The tart finish wasn't for me. Lost much of its fruitiness and it is much earthier than I expected it to be.

Needed an hour to open up properly and remove most of the barnyard smell. This was probably very nice a couple of years ago.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.


$22.

Dark ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide brick rim.

On the nose plums, blueberries, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, herbs and barnyard.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long, long legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, strawberries, earth, vegetables, wood, river rocks, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Medium minus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

This Australian Shiraz is still drinkable, but over the hill by now. Unbalanced with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. The tart finish wasn't for me. Lost much of its fruitiness and it is much earthier than I expected it to be.

Needed an hour to open up properly and remove most of the barnyard smell. This was probably very nice a couple of years ago.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.


$22.

Dec 18th, 2017
Bonnie Bruenderman

Good, mellow, unoppressive. Probably not worth $20+/bottle

Good, mellow, unoppressive. Probably not worth $20+/bottle

Jun 28th, 2017
James Natoli

Very smooth. Slightly bitter after taste. Being Xmas it's a very festive wine

Very smooth. Slightly bitter after taste. Being Xmas it's a very festive wine

Dec 22nd, 2016