Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tulloch 2014 JYT Selection

Only made in outstanding years (this is just the fifth release since 2007), the JYT Selection represents the best of vintage from the Tullochs, regardless of variety or region. Although this is one of several shirazes from this family-owned and -operated Hunter Valley winery, the fruit on this occasion comes from two cooler-climate regions; the Hilltops outside Young and from Orange. This blend, named in honour family patriarch John Younie Tulloch, is just bursting with bright fruit flavours in its youth but winemaker Jay Tulloch asserts that "it can be cellared for many years". I really enjoyed the fresh red and black berry flavours and the lively natural acidity. For those looking for a Hunter wine, the 2014 Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz ($30) also stars. $40.

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